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I know it when I read it 

You are an artist, are you not, Mr. Dedalus? said the dean, 
glancing up and blinking his pale eyes. The object of the 
artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is 
another question. 

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 

The way art museums work on me is this: The legs go first. 
Then the shoulders. The mouth opens and parches. The 
mind slips into neutral and begins to entertain such ques- 
tions as: Is it possible to walk across this gallery without 
making the floor squeak? Am I above the average age of the 
people in this room? Average weight? If I'm with a com- 
panion and need to hold up my end for propriety's sake, I 
may stumble on for an hour. Otherwise, I'm done for in 
about 45 minutes. 

When I was a young man, this inability to persevere in 
the face of graven images perturbed and even shamed me. 
And so with the resolute stupidity of youth I turned delib- 
erately against my natural gifts. I took courses in art appre- 
ciation, where the daily slide shows hit me like a spike of 
intravenous Valium. The auditorium lights went out, and so 
did I. The lights came on, and I rose and wiped my chin and 
stumbled toward the door. As for museums, I devoured 
them as though I believed they could cure a man of bar- 
barism. In those years, which I spent in New York City for 
the most part, it was routine for me to enter the 
Metropolitan Museum or the Museum of Modern Art on a 
Saturday or Sunday afternoon and not emerge until dusk 
had fallen over Gotham, until I had made my dazed way 
through every exhibit room open to the public, had read 
each word on every note and placard along the climate-con- 
trolled way. 

Over the course of several months during this period of 
my life, I processed through all the art museums I could lo- 
cate in five European countries that, as it turned out, were 
awash in art museums. I was able to do this because I had 
by now developed my museum stride, a sturdy gait that 
propels me in and out of doorways, along corridors and gal- 
leries and up and down church naves at the pace of a man 
who has forgotten where he's parked his car but is confident 
he will find it just around the next corner, thank you. 

Walking at that industrious but not indelicate speed, 
glancing right, left, and upward as required, swivelling past 
the crowd gathered to take in the Mona Lisa (I catch 
a good-enough glimpse over their heads), I can do a na- 
tional treasury in a morning, a regional facility in an hour, 
a significant cathedral in 20 minutes. 

"The purpose of art is to establish a moral order among our 
experiences," the 19th-century art critic and aesthete John 
Ruskin wrote. I can't say there's much in Ruskin that calls 
out to me (he happily spent his long life in art galleries and 
in final analysis was a man who brought his mother to col- 
lege with him), but this sentence of his strikes me as true and 
brave. I also believe (though Ruskin probably didn't) that art 
is a territory that covers a lot of ground, a place in which the 
artist Pedro Martinez establishes as firm a moral order as 
does the artist Leonardo. 

But in the end, I have had to understand, there are some 
arts for which I am not equipped, in the same way that I am 
not equipped to be a French speaker. I don't have the child- 
hood. Paintings just don't order my experience, morally or 
otherwise. Words do, which means that I feel more engaged 
while reading or talking or writing about paintings than I 
feel while viewing them. 

This is hardly to say that I've never taken nourishment 
from what Hemingway liked to call "pictures." Even back 
when I was in full museum stride, there were moments 
when I was brought to a halt by the moral ordering that ap- 
peared before my wandering eyes: a Hopper painting of a 
Victorian house in a sunlit trance beside railroad tracks at 
the Whitney Museum; a collection of Blake's terrifying Job 
drawings somewhere; a Magritte vision of men rising like 
balloons on a large canvas in a large museum alongside the 
Thames in London; the commotion of Guernica at MOMA; 
and in the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Botticelli's Birth of 
Venus on a wall. That one made me sit down. It was — how 
shall I put this? — like a poem. 

Larry Wolff's written account of his pursuit of Edvard 
Munch begins on page 14. 

Ben Bimbaum 


magazine "^ 

SPRING 2001 

VOL. 61 NO. 2 




14 Fire and ice 

By Larry Wolff 

On the trail of Edvard Munch. 

25 The big score 

By Toby Lester 

This much we know: The Jerry York era has arrived. 

32 In his time 

The consequential papacy of John Paul II — reflections 
on women, freedom, Jews, social justice, and salvation. 

EQUAL butsepar ATE By Lisa Sowle C ah ill 

abiding law By Alan Wolfe 

A N ew testa M E NT By Ruth Langer 

M EAS U R E D ste PS By Margaret 'Brien Steinfels 

LOVE AND DEATH By Leon Hooper, SJ 

42 Maiden voyages 

By Maureen Dezell 

How Irish women conquered America. 




Home Depot with soul. 
Christians and Jews. School 
for scholars. Emotional 
rescue. The tops. Express 
training. On appeal. Coming 
soon. Intruder. 



Tyler Jewell '99 


Follows page 24 


Edvard Munch's Self-Portrait in 
Hell, oil on canvas, 1903 

Photograph by 
Gary Wayne Gilbert 




SPRING 2001 


Ben Birnbaum 


Anna Marie Murphy 


Susan Callaghan 


Gary Wayne Gilbert 


Lee Pellegrini 


Annette Trivette 


Tim Heffernan 


Michelle Lammers '01 
Meaghan Mulholland '01 

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Re "Keeping Score" (Winter 
2001): The Massachusetts Sec- 
ondary School Administrators' 
Association (MSSAA), which 
represents 1,100 high school 
and junior high school admin- 
istrators, has registered its 
opposition to passage of a sin- 
gle test being mandatory for 
high school graduation. 

The MCAS tests are being 
used in ways never intended. 
In wealthier communities, the 
opportunity to claim the high- 
est scores affects real estate 
values. In poorer communities, 
the results are being used to 
claim additional funds from 
the state budget. In every 
community, students are being 
made aware that their perfor- 
mance will affect adults and 
feel pressured to perform 
in ways never intended by the 

Franklin, Massachusetts 

Editors note: Mr. Cahill is pres- 
ident of the MSSAA and prin- 
cipal of Ipswich High School. 

From one who is both a col- 
lege professor and the mother 
of two children who were 
in a Delaware public school 
when statewide testing was 
implemented: Before testing, 
my children's school had many 
teachers and administrators 
who were more interested in 
their working conditions than 
in teaching. That changed 
dramatically after testing was 
implemented. Yes, they teach 
to the test; yes, there are seri- 
ous problems with the tests; 
yes, it wouldn't be surprising if 
there is juggling of the results. 
But the bottom line is that now 
student performance matters to 
the whole school, not just to a 

few lonely, dedicated teachers. 

The reading comprehension 
of many of my college students 
is so low they cannot under- 
stand their textbooks, and their 
writing is worse than our non- 
English-speaking foreign stu- 
dents'. Yet they graduated from 
high school with good grades. 

I applaud the courage of 
Massachusetts state officials in 
insisting on testing. 

Newark, Delaware 

Similar to Jerome Groopman, 
M.D. ("Medicine and Mys- 
tery," Winter 2001), I am both 
a medical oncologist, caring 
for patients with cancer, and a 
believer. The sad reality is that, 
despite recent advances, most 
of the patients whom I care for 
will ultimately die of their 
disease. My role is not only to 
bring to bear all the scientific 
expertise I can to control their 
disease for as long as possible, 
but also, when death is in- 
evitable, to work equally hard 
to minimize physical and emo- 
tional suffering. 

Few medical schools or 
postgraduate training programs 
incorporate sessions devoted 
to the issue of spirituality in 
their formal curricula. How we 
deal with this issue evolves 
as a function of our own be- 
liefs, attitudes, and level of 
comfort. For some physicians, 
there appears to be a belief 
that this is not in our job de- 
scription. I disagree. 

Part of my willingness to 
acknowledge my patients' con- 
cerns about faith is probably 
due to the unobtrusive and 
skilled manner in which these 
isues have been dealt with at 
my institution, St. Elizabeth's 
Hospital, by the pastoral care 

department. Whatever an indi- 
vidual's background or beliefs, 
there is an acknowledgement 
that this is an appropriate topic 
to be explored if the patient 
so desires. 

Westwood, Massachusetts 

I had the honor of studying 
with Francis Sweeney, SJ 
("Bard Watching," Winter 
2001), during my undergradu- 
ate years from 1981 to 1983, 
when I was about the only 
long-haired man at BC. His ar- 
ticle on T §. Eliot exemplified 
many of the techniques I re- 
call from his classes: sensual 
detail, brevity without sacrifice 
of texture and meter, strong 
verbs, and respect for the reader. 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Thank you for Charlotte Bruce 
Harvey's essay on James Ske- 
han, SJ ("Grounded," Winter 
2001). I remember facing a 
very skeptical Fr. Jim on a cold 
and windy day in November 
1967. 1 was applying for BC's 
Master of Science in Teaching 
program. He was very unim- 
pressed with my undergraduate 
record, but I was accepted. I 
took a job with the Forest 
Service and had a wonderful 
career as a mining geologist. I 
am retired now and am teach- 
ing earth science and geology 
at a nearby high school — 
and I still feel I am his student. 

Mesa, Arizona 

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Letters may be edited for length 
and clarity, and must be signed to 
be published. Our fax number is 
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2 SPRING 2001 


The carpet department at Boston College's warehouse. 



Few know it exists, and those who 
have heard of it often don't know 
where it can be found. The BC 
warehouse — 37,000 square feet 
full of what BC used to need or 
may soon need — stands on a 
Newtonville block alongside the 
MassPike, at the bottom of a 
steep hill hugged by Victorian 
houses that have seen better days. 
There is no sign to alert you; just 
look for an adjacent business 

called Rentokil (rents plants by 
the month) and turn there. 

Stepping through an unmarked 
door that leads to a loading area, I 
am directed through plastic dou- 
ble doors that rise three stories 
into a cavernous space that resem- 
bles a Home Depot. Above my 
head, from a balcony piled with 
student desks, a painted statue of 
the Virgin Mary looks out over 
the rail, cherubs gazing up at her 


from the statue's base. This is Home Depot with a soul. 

Tony Raymond, a boyish man in his 40s, is the warehouse 
attendant and my tour guide. He leads me down aisle after 
aisle: we pass bags of ice-melt and stacks of tires, some as tall 
as I am; equally towering rolls of carpeting; a roll of Astro- 
Turf; electrical supplies; pipes; boxes of used fluorescent 
lightbulbs destined for recycling; refrigerators, washers, 
dryers; toilets in boxes, hot water heaters; ceiling tiles, win- 
dows, grout, towels, rags, bleach, floor and wall cleaners, 
toilet paper; erasers for chalkboards; three sorts of trash bar- 
rels, three sorts of barrel liners. When we move into the sur- 
plus furniture aisle, my heart beats faster. But the desks and 
conference tables don't look any better than my standard- 
issue ones back in Gasson. What captures my eye is a curvy 
mahogany dresser, which Tony tells me came from a private 
home on College Road bought by the University. If BC 
can't find a use for the piece, it will be donated to a charita- 
ble organization. 

In an adjoining room, boxes of dishwashers are piled on 
my right. IT (Information Technology) is represented — 
minimally, essentially — by spools of cable and rolls of skin- 
ny wire. Doors are piled to the left of me, bricks to the 
right; I stop to admire a granite cornerstone with a cross in- 
cised on it, salvaged from Stuart House on Newton campus 
when the connecting wing was added between the adminis- 
trative building and the new Law Library. As we turn into 
the next aisle I am drawn to something resting against the 
wall: a framed architect's rendering, probably from the 
1950s, of the now defunct Roberts Center, its tan basketball 
court a construction paper oblong in the center. 

Props from Robsham Theater are in the next aisle: rich- 
ly worn wicker and wooden chests, a wheelchair, an over- 
turned wood and wrought-iron park bench. We pass an 
old-fashioned dentist's chair and a hair dryer from the '60s, 
with its stiff bonnet hood. Here are Dining Services' 
plastic crates and old weight machines from Conte, draped 
in plastic sheets. And here are stacks of boxes from all over 
the University. Tony reads from their labels: Hopkins 
House, professors whose names I recognize, Payroll. "T 
More," says Tony. "Timor?" I echo, and Tony says, "You 
know, Human Resources, Thomas More." In the corner are 
sheets of wooden flooring used once a year by step dancers 
at the Gaelic Roots Festival. "We work with everybody," 
Tony says triumphantly. 

The next section of the warehouse is darker and more 
cluttered. Indeed, the farther we venture from the front 
door the less utilitarian, the more colorful and ad hoc seem 
the items: a pile of teak benches like those recently installed 
on the quad near Gasson (amid a mild flap over whether 
their rustic design clashes with collegiate Gothic); a stack of 
the red wooden ramps up which graduates walk at Com- 
mencement. Most thrilling to me are the empty crates that 

A Madonna from a Jesuit chapel in the Berkshires awaits a new assignment. 

recently held paintings for the Munch exhibit. This section 
also contains items taken from the basement of Higgins 
Hall during its renovation, including some Rube Gold- 
berg-type contraptions of dark gray metal that look like 
they belong in a high school machine shop of the 1950s. 

Tony unlocks a door that leads to another section of the 
warehouse, this one dedicated to mattresses, desks, and 
lamps used in the residence halls. I am introduced to a man 
in a baseball cap named Ramon, who is trying to make order 
of a bunch of dressers tumbled in the middle of an aisle. 
"Don't worry, it'll look like Jordan Marsh when I'm done!" 
Ramon jokes, but with obvious pride. 

We end up in the space where I first entered the ware- 
house; a big industrial washing machine I hadn't noticed 
earlier is spinning hotly, alongside three or four dryers. All 
the University's mops, wet and dry, are laundered here. On 
one of the dryers is a small magnetic sign, "Conte"; on die 
end panel of the row of dryers is a group of such signs, 
coded by color: Upper Dorms, Lower Dorms, Newton 
Campus, Summer CI. (summer cleaning, academe's version 
of spring cleaning), First Shift, Second Shift, Third Shift. 
Each mop with its place in the Great Chain of Being. 

Clare M. Dunsford 

Clare M. Dunsford is an associate dean in the College of Arts and 
Sciences. She has written frequently for BCM, most recently on 
the poet W. B. Yeats in the Winter 2001 issue. 

4 SPRING 2001 


Forum focuses on best-selling account of Christian-Jewish history 

On the evening of April 27, a 
chatty, springtime crowd — 
about half students — filled De- 
vlin auditorium for what was 
billed as a "conversation" with 
the author James Carroll. In 
1996, Carroll's An American 
Requiem: God, My Father, and 
the War that Came between 
Us — an autobiographical ac- 
count of the young priest's 
chilled relationship with his fa- 
ther, an air force general, dur- 
ing the Vietnam War — won a 
National Book Award. The 
subject this evening would be 
the now ex-priest's recent and 
possibly even more controver- 
sial best-seller, Constantines 
Sword: The Church and the 
Jews; a History — Carroll's ac- 
count of the pained relation- 
ship between the Catholic 
Church and the Jewish people. 
Like An American Requiem, it 
is history leavened with mem- 
oir and accompanied by self- 
examination. Carroll's visit was 
sponsored by the Theology 
Department and Boston Col- 
lege's new Center for Christ- 
ian-Jewish Learning. Three 
BC scholars had been asked to 
give their views on Carroll's 
rendering of theology and fact. 

Carroll began with a story 
that appears in his book. He 
described how he first encoun- 
tered anti-Semitism as a child, 
after suggesting to his best 
friend, Peter, that they go for a 
swim at the local country club. 
"We don't go there," said 
Peter simply, "because it's a 
club, and we're Jews." Carroll 

proceeded to deliver a tele- 
scoped history of Christian- 
Jewish relations in key times 
and places, from the root of 
Christians' anti-Judaism — bib- 
lical accounts of the Crucifix- 
ion — through the emergence 
of the term "anti-Semitism" 
in the late 19th century, to 
the present time. The Inquisi- 
tion, when even those Jews 
who had converted to Chris- 
tianity came in for suspicion 
and maltreatment, was, he 
said, a pivotal point. The fear 
that Jews might corrupt the 
Church from within spelled 
the beginning of "paranoid 
conspiracy theories" aimed at 
all Jews. 

Carroll acknowledged ad- 
vances that the Catholic 
Church has made in reconcil- 
ing with Jews since Vatican II, 
including the Church's rejec- 
tion 36 years ago of the notion 
that Jews committed deicide, 
but he went on to call for a 
Vatican III, challenging his 
Church and coreligionists to 
redefine their theology in the 
direction of a broad, deep in- 
clusiveness. Returning to the 
story of his friend Peter, he 
said, "Christians thought we 
could recruit God into our 
club, but what if God is not 
recruitable?" God, he said, 
"is greater than any religion." 

The three BC professors 
responded to Carroll's book 
(although not his remarks of 
the evening) with respect and 
some measure of admiration, 
but with finely honed criticism 

as well. Professor of Judaic 
Studies Rabbi Ruth Langer 
spoke first and the most favor- 
ably. Putting aside what she 
said were "serious questions" 
that could be raised on a 
scholarly level, she opted to 
discuss the book in a more 
personal way. Carroll should 
have labeled the book a "con- 
fession," she said, rather than a 
"history." Langer compared 
Carroll's soul-searching to the 
Jewish idea of a moral reckon- 
ing that must precede any gen- 
uine act of repentance. But she 
expressed concern that the 
Church's post- Vatican II 
teachings have not yet pene- 
trated the Catholic community 
at large. "Engagement of the 
confessional process," she said, 
"is non-negotiable." 

Philip A. Cunningham, an 
adjunct theology professor and 
the center's executive director, 
took issue not only with cer- 
tain specific historical refer- 
ences of Carroll's but also with 
what he considered Carroll's 
inadequate attention to the 
progressive reversals in 
Church doctrine since Vatican 
II. The "revolution," he said, 
is still being implemented. 
Attitudes that became en- 
trenched over nearly 2,000 
years take more than 40 years 
to reverse. 

Lastly, Associate Theology 
Professor Fr. Robert Imbelli 
concentrated on Carroll's call 
for a revised Christology, the 
branch of theology concerned 
with the nature and signifi- 

Author James Carroll: recruiting 
God into the club 

cance of Jesus. Imbelli took 
several "soundings" from Car- 
roll's book to demonstrate 
what he said was the theologi- 
cal inadequacy of Carroll's 
understanding of Jesus. He 
asserted that Carroll's Chris- 
tology — which emphasizes 
Jesus as teacher rather than 
savior — denies the centrality of 
Jesus's crucifixion and death 
and does not reliably represent 
Catholic tradition. 

Carroll responded gra- 
ciously if forcefully to the pro- 
fessors' critiques. "This book," 
he said, "is not a celebration of 
what we have done, but a 
call for our Church to do 
much more." 

Miriam Udel Lambert 

Miriam Udel Lambert is a 
freelance writer based in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

BOSTON COLLEGE \l \< I \/l\'h 5 


Sorting out the moral dilemmas in school choice 

Tiffany Griffin '02 


Tiffany Griffin '02, a communica- 
tions and psychology major from 
Springfield, Massachusetts, is this 
year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Schol- 
arship winner. At a celebration of 
the award's 20th anniversary, Grif- 
fin was cited for her participation 
in the Jenks Leadership and the 
International Assistant programs. 
She has mentored an inner-city 
high-school student through Col- 
lege Bound and tutored in BC's 
Options Through Education pro- 
gram. Griffin has also volunteered 
at the Roxbury Food Bank and the 
Baldwin Elementary School. The 
scholarship, given annually to a 
student of African descent, covers 
75 percent of senior year tuition. 


A team of five seniors from the 
Carroll School of Management has 
won the 2001 Tucker Anthony Big 
East Investment Challenge. Rachel 
Byars, Katherine Flynn, Michael 
Naylor, Robert Pease, and Shane 
Smith earned three percent on the 
hypothetical $250,000 they were 
allowed to invest. None of the 
other 13 college teams in the com- 
petition showed a net gain in the 
four-month contest. For the victory, 
Boston College will receive a 
$30,000 scholarship from the Tuck- 
er Anthony investment firm. 

If you're looking to distill the 
essence of an academic confer- 
ence, it's often a good idea to 
pay attention to the jokes told 
during the formal presenta- 
tions. They tend, in the spirit 
of self-mockery, to zero right 
in on the vexing heart of the 
matter. This was the case at the 
conference hosted at Boston 
College on March 9 and 10 by 
Political Science Professor Alan 
Wolfe and the Boisi Center for 
Religion and American Public 
Life. The title of the gathering 
was "A Conference on the 
Moral and Normative Aspects 
of School Choice"; its aim 
was a wide-ranging discussion 
of the ways in which society 
at large may be affected by the 
school-choice proposals 
(voucher programs, primarily) 
that are currently the subject 
of much national debate. It's a 
debate that largely has been 
limited to questions of econom- 
ic benefit and teaching 
methodology, and the Boisi 
Center decided to broaden the 
discussion. "We do this," a 
conference pamphlet an- 
nounced, "by inviting well- 
known philosophers, historians, 
legal scholars, and religious 
leaders, who are not normally 
engaged in these debates, to 
comment on questions related 
to the effects of school choice 
on the common good." 

Enter Richard Mouw, the 
president of the Fuller Theo- 
logical Seminary. Mouw spoke 
on the morning of the second 
day of the conference, and 

opened his remarks with an 
account of a recent meeting 
between French and American 
business leaders. The French, 
he said, devoted themselves 
darkly to the discussion of 
ideas while the Americans 
blithely and relentlessly kept 
bringing the conversation 
down to the practical level. 
Things didn't go well. They 
went so badly, in fact, that in 
a moment of exasperation one 
of the French representatives 
turned to an American col- 
league and exclaimed, "Well! 
That may work in practice but 
it will never work in theory! " 

Mouw's story got the 
biggest laugh of the confer- 
ence, and with good reason: it 
turns out, in a classically 
American way, that options for 
school choice in this country 
are more advanced in practice 
than in theory. 

Much of the first day of the 
conference was dominated by 
theorists — the Princeton Uni- 
versity political philosophers 
Amy Gutman and Stephen 
Macedo, and the Brown Uni- 
versity political scientist 
Nancy Rosenblum, each of 
whom focused, in a different 
way, on the idea that the com- 
mon good is best served by 
a common school. (Gutman: 
"Let's focus on schools that all 
children deserve, not just 
schools that our children de- 
serve.") Underlying much of 
the theoretical discussion, un- 
surprisingly, was the question 
of the separation of church 

and state — or, more specifical- 
ly, the question of whether 
parents can use public funds to 
enroll their children at reli- 
gious schools. Would encour- 
aging school choice promote 
religious disagreement and 
increased sectarianism at the 
expense of a common civic 
education? Would it weaken 
rather than strengthen the 
mission or identity of religious 
institutions? What is really 
at issue — the right of parents 
to choose an education for 
their children, or the right of 
children to be provided an 
education by the state? 

A good number of the pre- 
senters were decidedly less 
theoretical, especially on the 
second day. Basing their 
reflections on personal experi- 
ence, academic research, 
and official government data, 
Meira Levinson (of the Boston 
Public Schools), Joseph Vi- 
teritti (of New York Universi- 
ty), Charles Glenn (of Boston 
University), Joseph O'Keefe 
(of Boston College), and 
Richard Mouw all provided 
evidence to suggest that 
religious schools often do as 
well as public schools, if not 
better, in educating students 
to be critical thinkers, high 
achievers, and good citizens, 
all in a tolerant, nondiscrimi- 
natory manner. (O'Keefe, for 
example, stressed the success- 
ful and utterly necessary role 
that Catholic schools are 
now playing in American inner 
cities.) If public schools are 

6 SPRING 2001 

failing, the argument went, 
why not give students the op- 
tion to take government 
money and get themselves a 
better education? Wouldn't 
that further the causes of so- 
cial justice and equal opportu- 
nity? Might it even be 
unconstitutional not to do so? 

By the end of the. confer- 
ence, after a panel of legal 
scholars — Wake Forest Uni- 
versity's Michael Perry, St. 
John's University's Rosemary 
Salomone, Harvard Universi- 
ty's Martha Minow — had 
spoken, a somewhat surprising 
consensus seemed to have 
emerged. The majority of par- 
ticipants agreed that although 
the government cannot have 

as its purpose the promotion 
of any one religious school 
over another, it nevertheless 
can, and should (and, if proper 
alternatives are lacking, possi- 
bly must), offer students fund- 
ing if they choose to attend 
religious schools, provided 
that the schools meet certain 
government-approved criteria. 
(These were left, for the mo- 
ment, undefined.) The feeling 
seemed to be that religious 
schools offered so many prac- 
tical advantages that it was 
worth considering the idea 
that public money paid to reli- 
gious schools does not amount 
to the government-sponsored 
establishment of religion 
and therefore does not violate 

the principle of the separation 
of church and state. The lone 
vocal dissenter to this view 
was Nancy Rosenblum, who 
announced, with considerable 
alarm, that she felt the whole 
discussion had drifted into 
treacherous territory and had 
become an "attack on separa- 
tionism" that amounted to "an 
endorsement of public support 
for religious proselytization." 

Strong stuff, as any such 
discussion should be. The 
question of school choice, en- 
tangled with religion, matters 
gready to the future of Ameri- 
can public life, and at the 
end of the conference, many 
participants were heard telling 
one another how refreshing 

it had been to approach this 
subject — so often dumbed- 
down for economic and politi- 
cal reasons — with the sense of 
high moral and philosophical 
purpose it deserves. Alan 
Wolfe announced that already 
two university presses had ex- 
pressed interest in publishing 
the conference papers. The 
attendees seemed to be think- 
ing about the implications 
of school choice in new and 
useful ways. And surely there 
was more than one person 
who couldn't wait to go home 
and tell Richard Mouw's joke. 
Toby Lester 

Toby Lester is a freelance writer 
based in Boston. 

SWEET— Under the lights of New 
York's Madison Square Garden, 
the men's basketball team cele- 
brates its 79-57 win over the 
University of Pittsburgh in the Big 
East Conference Championship 
game. The victory completed the 
shortest worst-to-first turnaround 
in the history of Big East athletics: 
Last year, BC went 3-13 in Big 
East contests and finished at the 
bottom of the conference standings. 
This year the team posted an 
overall regular-season record 
of 23-4 before advancing to the 
second round of the NCAA Cham- 
pionship tournament. 

Coach Al Skinner has received 
national attention for the Eagles' 
change of fortune. (See "Courtside" 
on page 7.) Troy Bell '03, second 
from right, was named the Big East 
Player of the Year. 

From left to right are Xavier 
Singletary 'oi, Kenny Harley '01, 
Nick Dunn '01, Ryan Sidney '04, 
Kenny Walls '02, Adam DeMong 
'03, Uka Agbai '03, Troy Bell, and 
Udo Hadjisotirov '04. 

BOSTON COI. 1. 1 •(.!■• MACAZINE 7 


The Board of Trustees has approved 
the 2001-02 budget, the Univer- 
sity's 30th balanced budget in as 
many years. With rising utilities 
costs and the addition of new facul- 
ty and academic support initiatives, 
tuition and fees will go up a com- 
bined 5.2 percent, to $24,470. 
Financial aid will rise $4.1 million, 
or 5.6 percent, to $78.7 million. The 
University's operating budget next 
year will total $480 million. 


University President William P. 
Leahy, SJ, has been appointed to 
a committee formed to clarify the 
relationship between the Church 
and Catholic academe as set out in 
the 1990 papal document Ex Corde 
Ecclesiae. The committee, com- 
posed of six university presidents 
and six bishops, was organized by 
the Association of Catholic Colleges 
and Universities and is led by 
Donald Wuerl, bishop of Pittsburgh. 


Some 1,200 of BC's 8,600 under- 
graduates spent spring break 
(March 3-n) volunteering in ser- 
vice to the needy. More than 
500 students participated in the 
Appalachia Volunteer Program, 
a student-run organization spon- 
sored by the University Chaplaincy. 


Running what head coach Randy 
Thomas called "a brilliant race," 
Shannon Smith '01 became 
the University's first-ever women's 
national champion by winning 
the 3000-meter event at the NCAA 
Indoor Track Championships on 
March 10. Smith set a school 
record of 9:11.25, besting by more 
than 9 seconds the 1997 mark 
set by Angie Graham '98. Smith, 
a geology major, is from Fairport, 
New York. 


Lisa Feldman Barrett is looking for happiness (and sadness) 

Some 300 Boston College stu- 
dents have been subjects in 
an experiment that is likely to 
influence not only the way psy- 
chologists understand human 
emotions but also the way they 
go about studying them. Much 
of the data from the research, 
conducted by Associate Profes- 
sor Lisa Feldman Barrett, 
comes from the students who 
carry Palmtop computers 
everywhere they go. When the 
Palmtops beep — which usually 
happens about 10 times a 
day — the first question that 
appears on the screen is "Are 
you having an emotion?" This 
is followed by a random series 
of queries, starting with, say, 
"How happy are you right 
now?" and inquiring into any 
of 28 additional emotions. The 
students have agreed to be on 
call to answer questions about 
their emotional states 1 5 hours 
a day, for four weeks at a time. 
The project is supported by a 
$300,000 grant from the 
National Science Foundation. 

Psychologists historically 
have had a complicated rela- 
tionship with emotion studies. 
Though the first psychology 
textbook — William James's 
The Principles of Psychology 
(1890) — contained a chapter 
on emotion, early psycholo- 
gists preferred to focus on be- 
havior. There were few studies 
of emotion before the 1970s 
and no strong surge of interest 
until the 1990s. The challenge 
has been one of measurement: 
how do you take an individ- 

Barrett: Portable computers give 
psychologists human emotions 
data they can trust. 

ual's subjective state and pre- 
sent it in a way that permits 
comparisons? Barrett has 
devised ways to do so that are 
new to the discipline. 

"I'm not really interested at 
any given instant in whether 
someone is happy or sad," says 
Barrett of her research. "What 
I'm interested to know is, if 
they're happy, do they distin- 
guish between, say, happy, 
enthusiastic, and calm — or do 
they lump it all together as 
feeling good?" The term she 
has come up with for an indi- 
vidual's ability to make fine 
distinctions among emotions is 
"granularity." ("In psycholo- 
gy," she chuckles, "you have to 
have cool terms.") Someone 
who reports feeling sad when- 
ever feeling angry will have a 

lower granularity rating than 
a person whose anger is ac- 
companied sometimes by 
sadness and other times by, 
say, frustration. 

Psychologists have tradi- 
tionally thought of emotions 
as discrete phenomena 
(anger is distinct from sadness, 
which is distinct from fear, 
for instance). Barrett posits 
that emotions start as elemen- 
tary good or bad feelings, 
which become refined by what 

8 SPRING 2001 

a person knows from experi- 
ence, by states of physical 
arousal, and by cognitive ca- 
pacity. In her experiment, she 
uses the Palmtop data to 
assign a granularity rating to 
each subject. Then, in their 
weekly visits to the lab, she 
asks subjects to perform tasks 
that will help her to determine 
whether and to what extent 
granularity ratings correlate 
with other characteristics. 

The key to the success of 
the study is the Palmtop. 
"If you ask people, 'Hey, can 
you tell the difference between 
your emotional states?'" says 
Barrett, "the answer you're 
likely to get is a theory rather 
than what they actually do." 
The Palmtops' questions, 
which require a response with- 
in two minutes, provide data 

that is reflexive, subtle, and 
more likely valid. According to 
Yale University's Peter Salovey, 
researchers have been doing 
so-called experience sampling, 
relying on paper and pen re- 
ports by subjects outside the 
laboratory, for about 15 years. 
Barrett, he says, "is one of the 
first to apply the approach to 
emotions, and certainly the 
first to do it on a Palmtop. In 
the field of emotions today, 
there may be no more sophis- 
ticated methodologist and 
measurement expert." Barrett 
plans to submit the first results 
of her work for publication 
this summer. 

The software that makes 
Barrett's study possible was 
developed by her husband, 
Daniel Barrett, a computer sci- 
entist. Aided by a supplemen- 

tary grant from the National 
Science Foundation, the cou- 
ple has made their Experience 
Sampling Program, called 
ESP, available at Barrett's Web 
site ( 
retli/esp) for free. "Experience 
sampling is very time-consum- 
ing and very expensive," says 
Barrett. "I would go to confer- 
ences and realize that people 
were having a lot of trouble 
with it — you know, not every- 
one has a computer program- 
mer at their disposal." 

Professor Salovey describes 
the Barretts' gesture as "won- 
derfully generous. Often when 
people develop something like 
this they prefer to sell it." ESP, 
he says, will make it easier 
for other emotion researchers 
"to be at the cutting edge." 

Anna Marie Murphy 

Al Skinner 


After a stellar season in which the 
Eagles went from last place 
(3-13 in 2000) to first (13-3 this 
year) in the Big East, men's basket- 
ball head coach Al Skinner has 
been named coach of the year by 
five national organizations. He 
received the title from CBS-Chevro- 
let, ESPN the Magazine, Sports 
Illustrated, the Sporting News, and 
the United States Basketball 
Writers' Association. Skinner has 
coached the Eagles since 1997. 


Graduate schools earn high national rankings 

In the latest U.S. News & World 
Report rankings, Boston Col- 
lege continued its strong show- 
ing among the nation's top 
graduate programs. The Law 
School moved up one notch in 
the standings and is now 
ranked 22 out of 174 accredit- 
ed programs, ahead of Boston 
University, Emory University, 
and the University of Notre 
Dame. Admission to the Law 
School is becoming increasing- 
ly competitive: the acceptance 
rate for applicants last year 
was 23.5 percent — three per- 

centage points lower than the 
previous year. 

The Carroll Graduate 
School of Management contin- 
ues to be rated among the 
top 50 M.B.A. programs, with 
a ranking of 41 in a field of 
341 accredited masters' pro- 
grams. The school is tied with 
the University of California 
at Davis and the University of 
Washington. BC's program 
joined the top echelon last year 
for the first time, at number 40. 
The percentage of advanced- 
degree holders from the Carroll 

School who have jobs at gradu- 
ation — 95.5 percent — is among 
the highest in the country. 

The Lynch School of 
Education improved its ranking 
from 23 to 22, out of 182 
schools granting doctorates. 
BC shared this position with 
the University of Georgia 
and the University of Maryland 
at College Park. 

The School of Nursing kept 
last year's ranking of number 
32 and remains among the top 
16 percent of nursing programs. 
Anna Marie Murphy 


Construction of a new campus 
building has begun. The 155,000- 
square-foot structure, located 
on the Lower Campus below the 
O'Neill Library, will house the 
Boston College Police, the Office 
of Residential Life, Information 
Technology services, a cafeteria, 
a bookstore, and offices for the 
Economics, History, and Commu- 
nication departments. 


• Ryan W. Farley '03, on March 18, 
at age 19. 

• Brian M. Kielt, CSOM '03, on 
April 1, at age 20. 

• Andrew R. Peck '01, on January 3, 
at age 21. 

• Jolane Baumgarten Solomon, a 
member of the biology faculty from 
1963 to 1998, on March 9, at age 73. 

Bos I o\ COLLEGE \1\(. \/l\i 9 


Lectures on law, life, and The Kid' 



CO445: "Seminar on Freedom 
of Expression" 


Associate Professor and 
Communication Department 
Chairman Dale A. Herbeck 


Beyond the Burning Cross: 
A Landmark Case of Race, 
Censorship, and the First 
Amendment; The Struggle for 
Student Rights: Tinker v. Des 
Moines and the 1960s; Make No 
Law: The Sullivan Case and 
the First Amendment; Deliberate 
Intent: A Lawyer Tells the True 
Story of Murder by the Book; 
Jerry Falwell v. Larry Flint: The 
First Amendment on Trial. 

Associate Professor Dale Her- 
beck wheels around to face the 
1 1 upperclassmen in his First 
Amendment honors seminar — 
and gives them the finger. 

"Was that speech or con- 
duct?" he asks of the crude 

He's in the middle of a lec- 
ture on the rhetorical and legal 
hairs split by jurists over the 
years as they've attempted 
to interpret a singular phrase 
in the U.S. Constitution: 
"Congress shall make no law 
. . . abridging the freedom of 

"I've spent my entire adult 
life studying those 10 words," 
Herbeck told his students the 
first day of class. The phrase is 

Associate Professor Dale Herbeck expresses himself. 

"simple, it's elegant. The prob- 
lem is, when you look at it, it 
can't really mean what it says 
it means." 

Now he's three lessons 
deep into the semester. He's 
discussing legal theorists, from 
Justice Hugo Black to the Yale 
University scholar Thomas 
Emerson, who have tried 
to make a distinction between 
conduct — burning the U.S. 
flag or one's draft card, for in- 
stance — and speech. "It's like 
trying to nail a jellyfish to a 
wall," he says. Herbeck gamely 
joins the quest, revealing the 
free-speech clause's complexity 
as he clarifies its various mean- 
ings. He does so in a pedagog- 
ical manner that is itself 

simple, elegant — and funny. 

"This guy is a cartoon 
character," writes a former stu- 
dent in a professor evaluation 
(a PEP in BC parlance). "His 
physical stature and use of 
hand gestures to assist in the 
relation of topics makes the 
class EXTREMELY entertain- 
ing." Last year, Herbeck re- 
ceived the Phi Beta Kappa 
Teaching Award, a prestigious 
prize for excellence in teaching 
and advising bestowed by the 
honors society's BC chapter. 

Herbeck's avuncular good 
nature plays well with the 
students — many of them aspir- 
ing journalists and lawyers — 
who sign up to take his courses 
in cyber and communications 

law and his seminars on free 
speech and political debate. 
When explaining legal theory, 
he often makes the subtleties 
resonate by telling real stories 
from his domestic life, about 
"The House," "The Wife," 
and, as he calls his teenage 
son, "The Kid." Herbeck 
whips out this last protagonist 
during his introduction to the 
freedom of expression seminar. 
"Does 'no law' really mean 
'no law'?" he asks. He pro- 
ceeds with a tale (full of asides) 
of how he disciplines The Kid 
when the boy doesn't do his 
homework. "I don't hit my kid. 
Money doesn't work. The big 
penalty for no homework is 
no computer. Now, when I say 
'no computer,' I mean 'no 
fun computer, no Napster.'" 

He pauses, then utters a pet 
phrase. "Do you kinda follow 
where I'm going with this?" 
All eyes are on him. 

He continues. In the First 
Amendment "does 'no law' 
mean that you can't stop hate 
speech or that you can reveal 
national security codes?" 
What about inciting people to 
commit a crime, he asks, or, 
giving Justice Oliver Wendell 
Holmes's famous example, 
falsely shouting "fire" in a 
crowded theater? 

"Let's go back to The Kid. 
Did I literally mean 'no com- 
puter?' No. What I meant 
was, he could use it to type his 
homework." What Herbeck 
has been leading up to is this: 
Just as his son need not adhere 
to a strict translation of his 

10 SPRING 2001 

father's command, so the gov- 
ernment need not adhere to 
a literal reading of the Found- 
ing Fathers' wording, and 
in fact it does not when, for 
instance, laws against the 
most incendiary forms of hate 
speech are considered. 

Junior Timothy O'Donnell 
appreciates Herbeck's use of 
the personal in class. Herbeck 
"doesn't confine himself," 
O'Donnell says. "He'll bring 
in his own opinions on current 
events. Like the other day, 
when he said something about 
[U.S. Supreme Court Justice] 
Clarence Thomas being in 
[Justice Antonin] Scalia's pock- 
et. I may disagree, but I think 
it's really cool that he comes 
out and says it." O'Donnell 
adds, "When you feel you 
know a teacher, you feel more 
comfortable speaking and par- 
ticipating and therefore you 
learn more." 

One of Herbeck's more no- 
table characteristics is the way 
he parses sentences, as though 
each were an oral fill-in-the- 
blank question. His style was 
evident during a fall-semester 
cyber law class exploring 
whether computer code quali- 
fies for First Amendment 
protection. A court debate 
centered on whether code was 
"functional" speech or "ex- 
pressive" speech, and what 
impact functionality or expres- 
sivity had on its protected 
status. Herbeck explained the 
distinction like this: 

"I live in suburbia, and 
there's a lot of huffing 
and puffing over who's going 
to paint The House and what 
color it's going to be. To 
me, paint serves a function; it 
provides weatherproofing, 
keeps the bugs out. It doesn't 
matter what the color is. The 

Wife believes the color of the 
house ("this is twisted," he says 
in mock horror) communicates 
something about us, that 
the color of the house is ex- 
pressive. If you painted it black 
it would be ? Unfriendly." 

Herbeck offers another 

"Father Leahy, the presi- 
dent of our college, always 

wears a what? Yeah, a 

clerical collar. It symbolizes 
he is a ? Religious pro- 
fessional. The collar is ? 

Expressive. How so? If you 
look at it, it says priest. The 
collar telegraphs information 
about him. Another way to 

look at it would be as ? 

Purely functional. He gets up 
every day, puts it on. It's easy." 

Herbeck has a habit of 
circling back on material, 
stitching old points together 
with new ones, reviewing, 
reviewing, reviewing even as 
he moves onward. In the end, 
it's almost impossible not to 
remember the thought pattern 
he creates. His engaging, 
comic manner and patient de- 
livery are a counterpoint to 
his rigorous assignments and 
to the dense legalese that 
generally envelops his sub- 
jects — as are the lecture sum- 
maries, press clippings, and 
detailed multipage outlines 
that he provides to his stu- 
dents with each lesson. For his 
free-speech seminar, Herbeck's 
students are accountable for 
five books on First Amend- 
ment cases plus further read- 
ings for each class session. 
In addition to taking midterm 
and final exams, students 
are required to write a 2 5 -page 
paper on a contemporary 
problem involving freedom 
of expression, preceded by an 
annotated bibliography and 

an oudine. To qualify for the 
course, they must have 
achieved honors status in the 
department and a grade point 
average of 3.6. 

Herbeck is a native Mid- 
westerner who followed 
his high school passion for 
debating into college and 
graduate school. He earned his 
Ph.D. in communications 
studies at the University of 
Iowa while coaching debate 
teams there. In 1985, he joined 
BC's Communication Depart- 
ment, and for the next nine 
years was also director of 
the University's award-winning 
Fulton Debating Society. His 
debater's flair for the dramatic 
incorporates a fondness for 
suspense. One Tuesday morn- 
ing in Gasson Hall he delivers 
an animated 90-minute lecture 
on the landmark 1964 New 
York Times v. Sullivan case, 
recounting how the paper was 
sued for defamation by a 
Montgomery, Alabama, police 
commissioner for publishing 
an advertisement containing 
factual errors. Though Com- 
missioner L. B. Sullivan had 
not been named in the ad, 
he claimed to have been tarred 
by its false characterization 
of Montgomery's law enforce- 
ment officials. Herbeck carries 
the class to the brink of the 
newspaper's appeal to the U.S. 
Supreme Court — and stops. 

"Don't you just love these 
cliff-hanger endings?" he 
asks as the students pack up 
their notes. "What's going to 
happen next?" 

Vicki Sanders 

Vicki Sanders is the editor of 
Boston College Law Magazine. 
She last wrote for BCM on the 
"Principles of Modem Chemistiy" 
class in Fall 2000. 

Amanda Jack '02 and 
Richard Moriarty '02 


Juniors Amanda jack and Richard 
Moriarty have been elected 
president and vice president, 
respectively, of the undergraduate 
student body. To encourage stu- 
dent participation, Jack, an English 
major from Somerset, Penn- 
sylvania, and Moriarty, a commu- 
nications major from Rockville, 
Maryland, plan to reestablish "town 
hall" meetings between under- 
graduates and administrators. 


President William P. Leahy, SJ, has 
announced the promotions of 
15 faculty members. Named to full 
professor were Daniel Kirschner 
(Biology), John Fourkas (Chem- 
istry), Mary Crane (English), 
Frances Restuccia (English), David 
Blustein (LSOE), and Penny 
Hauser-Cram (LSOE). Uzi Segal 
(Economics) received full profes- 
sorship with tenure. Eight faculty 
members were promoted to 
associate professor with tenure: 
Scott Miller (Chemistry), Douglas 
Marcouiller, Sj (Economics), 
Maxim D. Shrayer (Slavic and East- 
ern Languages), John Houchin 
(Theater), Rabbi Ruth Langer 
(Theology), Robert Muller (CSOM), 
Barbara Brush (SON), and Patricia 
Tabloski (SON). 

BOSTON COLLI •(, I \1\(,\XINF 11 


Newton challenges BC's legal victory 

Newton's Board of Aldermen 
has voted to appeal the Massa- 
chusetts Land Court decision 
that would have ended a two- 
year legal battle and cleared 
the way for Boston College to 
construct three interconnected 
buildings — including a new 
student center and a humani- 
ties building — on the present 
site of McElroy Commons and 
its adjoining parking lot. 

The city's appeal will be di- 
rected at Judge Karyn Schier's 
January 22 ruling that New- 
ton's zoning restrictions re- 
garding BC's Middle Campus 

Project are "unreasonable and 
therefore invalid" under the 
state's Dover Amendment. 
The details of Newton's argu- 
ment will not be known until a 
full brief is filed in mid-June. 
"We regret that Newton's 
Board of Aldermen has voted 
to appeal and prolong an ad- 
versarial relationship," said 
Boston College's Director of 
Public Affairs Jack Dunn. 
"This is a project that meets 
the University's needs and 
the neighborhood's concerns 
that is being delayed by politi- 
cal pettiness at the expense of 

Boston College's students and 
faculty and of the taxpayers of 

In response to Newton's no- 
tice of appeal, BC has asked 
the State Supreme Court 
for direct appellate review of 
the Land Court decision. If the 
petition is accepted, a final 
decision could be rendered by 
spring 2002. Otherwise, the 
case could spend as much 
as two years in lower appellate 
court and then a year in the 
State Supreme Court, accord- 
ing to BC legal sources. The 
delay on the project to date is 

estimated to have added $30 
million in inflationary costs to 
the original construction price 
tag of $90 million, set in 1996 
when the building permit was 
first sought. 

"What is at stake here is 
not just our buildings, which 
both the judge and accrediting 
agencies fyave confirmed are 
needed, but our ability to 
manage and improve Boston 
College on land that we own," 
said Dunn. "We fully expect to 
prevail on appeal and contin- 
ued appeal if that is necessary." 
Ben Birnbaum 


Noted scholar of the overworked and overspent joins BC 

Schor: "passion and conscience" 

Juliet B. Schor, director of 
studies for the women's studies 
program at Harvard Universi- 
ty and a nationally recognized 
social economist, will join the 
Boston College faculty this fall 

as a professor of sociology. 

Schor's research focuses on 
the relationship between work 
and family, trends in work 
and leisure, and consumerism. 
An economist by training, she 
has taught at Harvard since 
1984 and is the author of the 
1991 best-seller The Over- 
worked American: The Unexpect- 
ed Decline of Leisure, which 
portrayed the U.S. workforce 
as increasingly "time-poor." 
In that book, Schor calculated 
that, on average, employees 
worked "an additional 163 
hours, or the equivalent of an 
extra month a year," compared 
with workers 20 years earlier. 
Other publications by Schor 

include The Overspent Ameri- 
can: Upscaling, Downshifting, 
and the New Consumer (1998), 
which probed the social roots 
of U.S. consumerism; and 
Do Americans Shop Too Much? 
and The Consumer Society Read- 
er, both published in 2000. 
"Juliet Schor is an enor- 
mously influential public 
intellectual," says Sociology 
Chairman and Professor 
Stephen Pfohl. "It is rare today 
to read discussions of policy 
pertaining to time at work — 
whether in scholarly journals 
or in the pages of the New York 
Times — that do not reference 
Juliet's writings." Schor's 
research on consumer behavior 

earned her a Guggenheim 
Fellowship in 1995. She 
served on the economics facul- 
ties of Williams College 
and Barnard College before 
joining Harvard's economics 

"I am thrilled to be coming 
to Boston College," she 
says. "I'm especially looking 
forward to teaching students 
who combine intellectual 
passion and rigor with social 
conscience." Schor will teach 
courses on consumer society, 
political economy, and gender. 
Patricia Delaney 

Patricia Delaney is Director of 
Media Relations at BC. 

12 SPRING 2001 

We gather together 


Students refer to her as "Can 
Lady." To most of us in the senior- 
class housing units known as the 
Mods, she is as familiar a fixture as 
the young men who play Wiffle 
ball on the lawn on sunny after- 
noons. A petite Asian woman in 
her forties or fifties, she comes to 
campus almost daily, wearing 
loose-fitting sweats or jeans, a 
jacket, often a baseball cap. Can 
Lady wanders the maze of brown- 
sided modular dwellings with an 
oversized plastic bag, never ac- 
knowledging the students who 
surround her and whose yards she 
scours for empty Cokes or Bud 
Lites. After home football games 
on Saturday afternoons she 
weaves among the crowds of high- 
spirited fans, through dirt-packed 
courtyards blaring with music, 

past parents leaning over smoky barbecue grills. She is not a 
municipal garbage collector, nor is she employed by BC, yet 
no one disturbs her; perhaps we students find strange mater- 
nal comfort in her presence because she cleans up after us. 

On a cool weekday morning, Can Lady marches past a 
window where a boy is slumped at his kitchen table, asleep on 
an open textbook; she rummages outside a bedroom where a 
girl lies enveloped in down comforters, exhausted from a 
night of dancing in a smoke-hazed club. Can Lady has fin- 
ished her routine before most students rise to grab coffee be- 
fore class, or to lounge on the Dustbowl in warm weather, or 
to congregate on the steps of McElroy and discuss the week- 
end's plans. Having scoured the Mods neighborhood, she 
hurries away, the empty cans in her bag clinking like wind 
chimes. She is gone before I open my sliding glass door to 
check the weather and decide what I should wear. 

After the BC-Temple football victory I wandered past 
celebrating tailgaters, through hordes of rowdy students in 
Superfan-yellow T-shirts milling around the Mods holding 
beers or paper plates laden with hamburgers and potato 
salad. Down one narrow lane I spotted Can Lady; she 
crossed in front of me, carrying a pole strung with several 

stuffed bags across one shoulder. 
She walked with her knees bowed 
and her back slightly hunched. 
Then she paused, lowered the 
pole gently, and plunged her arm 
into a concrete garbage contain- 
er, fishing for cans. Dropping the 
few that she could reach into a 
bag, she hoisted the lot onto her 
shoulder again. For a moment I 
considered approaching her. But 
before I could move, a small 
Asian girl, about six years old, 
skittered out from behind a 
fence. Her thin arms cradled four 
cans, which she placed carefully 
in one of Can Lady's sacks. They 
spoke to each other in a language 
I couldn't understand. 

Can Lady hovers at the edge of 
my thoughts, in my happy colle- 
giate bubble of stimulating dis- 
cussions, parties, and infatuations. Many BC students pledge 
themselves to service, venturing into areas of the city where 
they normally wouldn't go, offering what they can give of 
themselves to the less fortunate — but Can Lady brings the 
blighted city to us and our sheltered environment. 

This morning I watched her retrieve an empty Coors can 
that had been tossed to the ground. She plucked it from the 
grass like one would a rare stone, wiped it on her thigh, and 
deposited it in her bag before moving on, hunched beneath 
her sack. Part of me wants to know where Can Lady goes 
when she leaves my comfortable world, if she travels far to 
get here, if her dwelling is littered with glittering aluminum 
so that every step produces a tinny clink. Part of me does 
not want to know. But I am beginning to realize that, 
whether we want to be or not, we are involved in more than 
just our own concerns. Even if we close our eyes to need, it 
will come creeping through our backyards anyway, quietly, 
forging its own path. 

Meaghan Mulholland 

Meaghan Mulholland '01 is an English major. Her poem "Death 
When I Was Eight" appeared in BCMV Summer 2000 issue. 


Foreground: In Man's Brain, woodcut, 1897. Background: Separation I, lithograph, 1896. All photographs were taken at the McMullen Museum. 





"I don't compete with the camera," re- 
marked Edvard Munch, "and I have no 
fear of it as long as it can not be used in 
heaven or hell." When you enter the ex- 
traordinary Munch exhibit at Boston 
College's McMullen Museum of Art, the 
painting that immediately compels your 
gaze is Munch 's flaming Self-Ponrait in 
Hell, the artist depicting himself where 
no camera could ever capture his image. 
The field of the painting is dramatically 
divided between black smoke and ig- 
neous illumination, with the artist's naked body straddling the 
boundary, his contours outlined in swirling smoke, his torso aflame 
as if fire and flesh were almost the same substance. Hell is inside the 
artist as he poses brazenly, almost flamboyantly, for his own X-ray 
portrait, the scrawled signature "E. Munch" branded on his abdomen 

Editor's Note: On February 5, 
2001, Boston College's McMullen 
Museum of Art opened a rare 
American exhibit of works by the 
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, 
set to run through May 21. As 
exemplified by the popularity of 
The Scream, Munch's art, in 
some cases more than a century 
old, continues to provoke a 
shock of recognition in modern 
viewers. Larry Wolff asks why. 

at the agonizing edge of the canvas. You ask yourself 
whether the subject is suffering defiantly in hell or 
celebrating himself triumphantly aflame. Then, of 
course, you ask yourself whether he is a mere sinner 
or whether he is Satan himself. 

The date of Munch's Self-Portrait in Hell was 
1903, at the threshold of the 20th century. In 1903 
Lenin first affirmed the principles of Bolshevism at 
the Russian Social Democratic Congress in Lon- 
don. In 1904 James Joyce fell in love with Nora 
Barnacle in Dublin, moved into the Martello Tower 
at Sandycove, and wrote the first version of A Por- 
trait of the Anist as a Young Man. In 1905 Sigmund 
Freud in Vienna published the celebrated case his- 
tory of "Dora," with his psychoanalysis of her hys- 
teria, and also his pathbreaking three essays on 

sexuality. During that decade Edvard Munch was 
already famous throughout Europe as a pioneer of 
Post-Impressionism, advancing the modernist val- 
ues of Van Gogh, Gaugin, and Cezanne. Munch 
was 40 in 1903, halfway through his life as the cen- 
tury turned, the perfect age for a descent into hell 
according to Dante's medieval precedent: "nel mezzo 
del cammin di nostra vita" "in the middle of our life's 
journey." Munch's long life spanned two centuries; 
he was born in 1863, the year Americans fought the 
battle of Gettysburg, and he died in 1944, when 
GIs were liberating Europe from Hitler. At the 
time of his death, his native Norway was under 
Nazi occupation. 

Munch's fanatically Lutheran father indoctrin- 
ated the young artist, as a child, in a 19th-century 

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Quite aside from the terrors of hell and the improprieties 
of sex, Munch depicts the scariest human emotions in 
their most intensely painful manifestations. Yet, beginning 

in kindergarten, young Nor- 
wegians are initiated into and P recariousl y headin s u P hm from ±e subwa y 

WKglUn* Ure iniUUlVU IfllU station on a slope of sheer ice. Munch, throughout 
. , g. . . his career, was curiously reluctant to sell his works, 

the mySterieS Of the MUnCh declaring, "I have no other children than these pic 

tures" and that "to be able to continue working I 

MUSeUm must have them around me." When he died he was 

in possession of some 1,000 paintings, 3,000 draw- 
ings and watercolors, and 18,000 prints — the critical 
mass of his whole life's work, including Self-Ponrait 
in Hell — all of which he bequeathed to the city of 
Oslo. Nearly 20 years later, the Munch Museum 
was built as a home for this trove. It opened in 1963, 
the year of the artist's centennial. 

Taken together with the select Munch master- 
pieces that hang in the Norwegian National Gallery 
in Oslo, the vast collection of the Munch Museum 
makes the city unquestionably the unique and cru- 
cial place of pilgrimage for anyone who cares about 
this artist. The Munch Museum, a low-lying mod- 
ern structure of glass panes and stone slabs, has or- 
ganized a display that follows a sort of spiritual 
itinerary through the artist's studies of the infernal 
emotions. In this cathartic cathedral you pass through 
the chapels of Jealousy and Melancholy and finally ar- 
rive at the altar where, flanked by Despair and Anxi- 
ety, there hangs, enthroned, the most famous icon of 
modern art: Skrik, The Scream. 

"People say it's now more famous than the Mona 
Lisa" comments Arne Eggum, director of the 
Munch Museum, a little dubiously; bearded and in- 
formal, he may know more about Munch than any- 
one in the world today. Eggum can testify to the 
busloads of foreign tourists who visit the museum; 
and the museum shop offers plenty of Scream sou- 
venirs: the key chains, the mouse pads, the umbrel- 
las. These are souvenirs to tell the world that you've 
been to Oslo, or maybe just that you're surviving the 
anxieties and despairs of modern life along with 
everyone else. Boston College has a magnificent 
lithograph of The Scream, printed from a stone plate 
dating from 1895, two years after Munch first paint- 
ed the image which has become his trademark. 
Some people call the figure a man, some a woman, 

Norwegian theology of hell that rivaled the Irish 
Roman Catholic education of Joyce, as described in 
Portrait of the Artist. "I learned early about the misery 
and dangers of life," recalled Munch, "and about the 
after-life, about the eternal punishment which 
awaited the children of sin in hell." Throughout his 
life, Munch explored the topography of the hell that 
he found around him and inside him, developed his 
infernal images without resort to modern photogra- 
phy, and produced a modern emotional map of the 
terrain. The self-portrait is a sort of souvenir of 
travel to tell us where the artist has been; and the 
artist's hell, as Dante discovered in the Middle Ages, 
turns out to be an extremely interesting destination. 

WHEN I STEP OUT into the city of Oslo, there 
is a full moon in a dark sky over Karl Johan Street. 
It's around 8:30 on a January morning, a half hour 
before dawn, and the Norwegians are going to 
work. Oslo is far more temperate than Norway's 
Arctic north, but the city is frigid by comparison to 
Boston, to say nothing of the French Riviera, which 
Munch visited as a young artist, painting the gam- 
bling hall of Monte Carlo. Munch described Oslo, 
called Christiania until 1925, as a "Siberian" city, his 
hometown and his chilly chosen place of exile from 
the art centers of Paris and Berlin. Today it's one of 
the priciest cities in the world, showcasing the Nor- 
wegian prosperity that is nourished by the serendip- 
itous circumstance of offshore oil in the North Sea. 
I am on my way to the Munch Museum, slowly 

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Foreground: Attraction I, lithograph, 1896. On red wall: The Scream, lithograph, 1895. 

though it could also be a child, and there is even 
something oddly extraterrestrial about its pathos, as 
if an alien creature had descended to earth and 
found our planet's atmosphere unbearable. The lith- 
ograph shows even more brilliantly than the paint- 
ing does the importance of the fiercely curving lines 
that surround the scream-figure, representations of 
violent force fields, swirling storms, or sonic explo- 
sions bearing in on the frantic little creature who 
lives inside us all. For this sort of radically intense 
representation of subjective emotional experience, 
Munch is considered one of the artistic pioneers of 
the 20th-century style called Expressionism. Really, 
The Scream is the perfect counterpart to the Mona 
Lisa: Her smile conveys a supreme Renaissance 

composure, a humanist mastery over her own indi- 
viduality, while the scream-figure expresses the 
modern decomposition of the individual personali- 
ty, the dissolution of sanity, Mona Lisa demented. 

You can hear the scream when you look at the 
lithograph, and, just as Munch in hell defied the 
new technology of photography, Munch s scream- 
ing image of the 1890s conceded nothing to the 
dawning era of recorded sound. Thomas Alva Edi- 
son invented the phonograph in New Jersey in 
1877, but his machine could not be used in heaven 
or hell. More relevant was the invention of psycho- 
analysis in contemporary Vienna, and 1895, the date 
of the Scream lithograph on display at Boston Col- 
lege, was also the year that Sigmund Freud and Josef 


Sin, lithograph, 1901. 

Breuer published their landmark Studies on Hysteria. 
These were Freud's first investigations into the re- 
pressed traumas that lurked beneath the civilized 
crust of modern life, sometimes erupting into inex- 
plicable symptoms: the nervous twitch, the hysteri- 
cal hallucination, or even pathological aphonia, the 
loss of voice. The suppression of the human scream 
was the subject of Freud's psychoanalysis. The hys- 
terical explosion of suppressed trauma was the sub- 
ject of Munch 's artistic masterpiece. 

Yet, when I finally reach the altar of The Scream in 
the Munch Museum in Oslo, there is gathered be- 
fore the icon an unexpected congregation of 10- 
year-old Norwegian schoolchildren, on a class trip 
to learn something about their country's most fa- 

mous artist. For the children, it is a sort of civics les- 
son in Norwegian national pride as well as in ele- 
mentary art appreciation, but Munch's subjects are 
not particularly patriotic, and one might even hesi- 
tate about recommending them enthusiastically for 
children. Quite aside from the terrors of hell and 
the improprieties of sex, Munch depicts the scariest 
human emotions in their most intensely painful 
manifestations. Yet, beginning in kindergarten, 
young Norwegians are initiated into the mysteries 
of the Munch Museum, and, as I watch from the 
vicinity of Despair, the 10-year-olds arrange them- 
selves around The Scream according to the interna- 
tional 10-year-old protocol. The girls are sitting 
attentively in front of the painting, dutifully answer- 

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ing the questions posed by the young Norwegian 
guide, and the boys are standing behind the girls, 
shoving and poking one another and requiring the 
intermittent disciplinary attention of their teachers. 

The guide, slight and fair, is a conscientious ob- 
jector who is fulfilling his national service by lead- 
ing children's tours at the museum instead of joining 
the army. "I ask them why it's called The Scream, he 
tells me later, "and they always say, because some- 
one is screaming." The unsettling question, howev- 
er, is whether the hysterical little creature, mouth 
wide open, hands clasped to the side of its head, is 
the one who is screaming. Now the guide reads to 
the kids Munch 's own commentary on the painting: 
"One evening I was walking along a path, the city 
was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and 
ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord — the sun 
was setting, and the clouds turning blood-red. I 
sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed 
to me that I heard the scream." So is the creature 
screaming, or is it covering its ears because it hyper- 
sensitively hears the scream of nature that no one 
else can hear? The guide covers his own ears in im- 
itation of the painting, and the children cover their 
ears. "The kids can be confused," he tells me later, 
implying that some confusion is not necessarily a 
bad thing. "Or they can think, 'Aha!' " 

When I am finally standing in front of the Saram 
lithograph at Boston College, amid the gowns and 
tuxedos of opening night, my "Aha!" moment is a 
sudden appreciation of the work's peculiar elegance 
in black and white, the clouds drained of their bloody 
color, all sinuous curves and vividly grained tex- 
tures — Sigmund Freud meets Art Nouveau. For a 
moment I wonder whether the little creature is actu- 
ally singing, not screaming, a fierce operatic aria 
echoed in the curvilinear contours of nature. Is there 
even some element of fun in this scene: a ride on the 
roller coaster or a night at the opera? 

"I tell them that I know art seems boring," the 
young Norwegian guide says about the children, 
"but this is about their Norwegian identity." Yet 
when I tell him I'm from Boston, he responds en- 
thusiastically, because he's a Bruins fan, a Celtics 
fan, and even a Red Sox fan. I am thinking about 
Norwegian identity on my way back downtown 
from the Munch Museum, back to Karl Johan 
Street, which Munch painted in the 1890s as an 
eerie urban scenario of desperate human alienation. 
Now it's bleak and dark at four o'clock, but there is 
a frozen rink for ice skating, and the public sound 
system is playing the Village People at full blast: 

"YMCA"! Even the most sensitive Norwegian 
would not be able to hear the scream of nature over 
the amplified pulse of American pop. 


tells me at the Munch Museum, "to show the world 
that Norwegians could be great artists." In the late 
19th century, Edvard Grieg in music and Henrik 
Ibsen in drama were internationally celebrated Nor- 
wegians, their works performed all over Europe and 
America. In the 1 890s, Munch became the third su- 
perstar in the Norwegian artistic firmament, and for 
that reason schoolchildren are being guided 
through the Munch Museum a hundred years later. 
Munch painted feelings, and everyone has feelings, 
says Eggum. "Children, even in kindergarten, re- 
spond directly to feelings. . . they can respond to 
jealousy, anxiety, sorrow, and love." But Thomas 
Hylland Eriksen, professor of anthropology in Oslo, 
tells me that Norwegian children, overexposed to 
Munch's work, even on television, ask "Why isn't 
anyone smiling?" Munch has become a matter of 
"national vanity," says Eriksen, important because 
he "makes Norway famous," a vehicle of nationalist 
self-advertisement, like the Lillehammer Wnter 
Olympics of 1994. 

Ironically, in the late 19th century, even as 
Munch was putting Norway on the artistic map, the 
Norwegians did not particularly like the flagrant 
modernism of his work. "The Norwegians hated his 
art," says Eggum flatly. One 19th-century newspa- 
per wrote that "Edvard Munch is best served by 
having his pictures bypassed in silence," and anoth- 
er said they reflected only "bizarre madness, deliri- 
ous moods, and feverish hallucinations." The 
technique of the young Munch was crudely dis- 
missed by an artistic colleague, who told him, "You 
paint like a pig, Edvard." Boston College was able to 
obtain the loan of Munch's odd and magnificent 
portrait of the artist Aase Norregaard, a woman he 
painted more than once, because the Norwegian 
National Gallery kept the painting in storage in the 
basement. "I hate it," commented the curator in 
Oslo, and packed the picture off to Boston. 

The conventional appreciation of Munch has al- 
ways involved reservations about his perspective on 
women. In 1944, Time magazine put the label 
"misogynous" in his obituary, right after "highly 
neurotic." Munch's female icons have often inspired 
controversy, from the embracing Vampire to the ec- 
static Madonna, both represented in lithographs in 

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"I ask them why it's called The Scream/' the guide tells me 
later, "and they always say, because someone is screaming." 
The unsettling question, however, is whether the hysterical 
little creature, mouth wide 
open, hands clasped to the m \ 9 ^ ^TYT^!! 5 n fTl inde " 

■ ' r pendence trom Sweden, in 1911, the English jour- 

. « r • « i i • ,i _. _ nal The Fortnightly Review published an article about 

Siae OJ ITS neaa, IS Tne One the newly independent country and about the art of 

Munch as a characteristically Norwegian phenome- 
WhO IS SCreammS[, non - "Over this land of mountains, forests, and sea 

hangs a depressing melancholy," the journal 
warned, preparing to introduce its readers to the 
mind of the artist by describing the landscape of 
Norway in the winter: 

the Boston College exhibit. "He hated women," a 
Scandinavian colleague remarked at the opening, 
looking around at the work on the walls. Munch, 
however, thought that women hated him, once re- 
marking: "They hate me because I concentrate on 
my work and stay unmarried." 

To be sure, Munch's relationships with women 
did not turn out well. One of his early Norwegian 
affairs ended with the woman threatening to shoot 
herself, and then shooting off the painter's finger in- 
stead. The Boston College show, rescuing the dra- 
matically imperious portrait of Aase Norregaard 
from basement storage in Oslo, addresses Munch's 
ambivalence about women in the context of fin de 
siecle culture. In his essay for the McMullen cata- 
logue, Claude Cernuschi, fine arts professor and 
one of the BC curators, cites Freudian interest in 
the relation between sex and death, strikingly repre- 
sented by Munch in Death and the Maiden, a nude 
woman making love to a skeleton. Stephen 
Schloesser, SJ, history professor and also a curator, 
emphasizes the contemporary preoccupation with 
female hysteria that Munch transmuted into rapture 
in a spirit of reverent mysticism. 

Munch's lifelong exploration of human emotions 
inevitably brought him into the thicket of troubled 
misapprehension that bedeviled relations between 
the sexes in the 20th century, an era that finally 
achieved an historic recognition of feminist concerns. 
He witnessed the collapse of Victorian conventions, 
and his work in part reflects the traumatic experience 
of sexual uncertainty at the turn of the century. 

The inhabitants are entirely cut off from the world. 
There is ever the yellow light of the lamp, ever the 
same faces; the people go silendy to and fro, they 
avoid one another, they hate themselves. . . . And 
under the depressing influence of the sobbing of 
the continual rain, and the black cover of the lead- 
like, murky sky, the sky that oppresses one, even 
within the house, the soul of the usually calm and 
intelligent Norwegian becomes unstrung. 

Such was supposed to be the emotional land- 
scape of Edvard Munch, a scenario of mental illness 
and moral decadence. "Satan, the god of the miser- 
able and desperate, fixes his claws into the misguid- 
ed soul," the critic wrote, "and it is in this 
atmosphere of fear and despair, under this terrible 
inclination towards evil, followed by contrition, 
that Edvard Munch has dreamed his gloomy pic- 
tures." Seen thus, Munch's work seemed almost 
dangerous in its possible consequences for the in- 
nocent viewer, unprepared for its satanic impact 
and psychologically susceptible to becoming un- 
strung. Perhaps our sense of the impact of art has 
been diminished since that earlier turn of the cen- 
tury. Arne Eggum suggests that people once would 
have said, "Don't go to the Munch exhibit, it will 
make you go insane," but today they'd only say, 
"Don't go, it's depressing." 

The first major Munch exhibit in the United 
States opened in 1912, in a show that was spon- 
sored by the American-Scandinavian Society in 
New York, intended partly to encourage Americans 

20 SPRING 2001 

of Scandinavian descent to be proud of their cul- 
tural heritage. Munch, with his "gloomy pictures" 
and neurotic reputation, was then, as now, a prob- 
lematic figure for rallying national sentiment. Per- 
haps non-Scandinavian Americans were more free 
to accept or reject Munch on his own terms. The 
New York Times saluted him in 1913 under the cate- 
gory "Masters of Hallucination," and declared that 
his best work offered "a genuine thrill." Americans 
were not always, however, so ready to enter into the 
satanic spirit of the work, and in 1950 when Boston 
hosted the first important posthumous American 
exhibit of Munch, Newsweek headlined its story 

"Melancholy Norwegian" and remarked in postwar 
perplexity: "These people seem tormented by the 
simple fact of being alive." 

Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol, and Expression, the 
exhibit at Boston College, is the largest American 
show of Munch's work in a generation. It comes at 
the start of a new century that will surely develop 
its own critical perspective on the triumphs and 
outrages of modernism in the arts. In 2001, more 
than half a century after his death, we still preserve 
some personal connection to the age of Edvard 
Munch. Per Arneberg, the Norwegian shipping 
magnate whose exceptionally important collection 

Foreground: Henrik Ibsen at the Grand Cafe, lithograph, 1902. Background: Portrait of the Painter Aase Norregaard, oil on canvas, 1895. 

forms the centerpiece of the Boston College exhib- 
it, reminisced about Munch at the show's opening. 
"I have an experience that I think none of you 
have," said Arneberg, genially. "I have shaken the 
hand of Edvard Munch, and said to him, Hello, Mr. 
Munch." Arneberg's father was a friend of Edvard 
Munch and one of the architects of Oslo's Town 
Hall, on the waterfront of the fjord; the building, 
with its pseudo-Viking ornamentation, is famous as 
the site of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. 
Arneberg's daughter, a Boston College undergrad- 
uate, appeared one day in the office of fine arts pro- 

fessor Nancy Netzer, the director of the McMullen 
Museum, and mentioned the Arneberg collection. 
Netzer, whose decade of enterprising directorship 
of the museum has repeatedly brought glory to 
Boston College, worked together with Arneberg 
and fine arts professor Jeffrey Howe, the principal 
curator, to obtain the Norwegian loans that make 
this Munch exhibit a landmark in the long history 
of Munch 's relation to the American public. The 
team of curators also includes BC colleagues Scott 
T. Cummings, Katherine Nahum, Vanessa Rumble, 
and Crystal Tiala. 

Left: The Voice (Summer Night), oil on canvas, 1893. Right: Jealousy II, lithograph, 1896. 

In Monte Carlo, on the Riviera, Munch lost his money gam- 
bling in the casino: "Later I went into a pissoir. Suddenly, 
an attendant entered and implored me not to commit 

suicide. 'Suicide? 7 I said. 

MUNCH NEVER CAME to the United States 
himself, though at the end of his life America was on 
his mind as Norway's best hope of getting rid of 
Hitler. ("He may conquer England," Munch re- 
marked, "but he'll never beat America.") Munch's 
uncompromisingly modernist work had been tar- 
geted by the Nazis in Germany in 1937, when 
Hitler condemned "degenerate art." After 1940 the 
Germans established a puppet regime in occupied 
Norway, under the leadership of Vidkun Quisling, 
whose name became an international byword for 
collaboration with the enemy. Munch contemptu- 
ously mocked Hitler as a house painter and would 
have nothing to do with the Quisling regime: "That 
Hitler, now, he must be crazy, don't you think? To 
let loose a war like this one. I understand he doesn't 
like my pictures. Of course, those who have painted 
up and down with broad brushes can't stand us who 
paint with the art size." Munch rejected the propos- 
al of a big Nazi-sponsored Norwegian exhibition 
for his 80th birthday in 1943 (though there was an 
important show of his work in Chicago that year), 
and he was buried without national ceremony after 
his death in 1944. 

Americans received the news of Munch's death 
in a broadcast picked up from Nazi Europe, some 
four months before D-Day. "The controlled Oslo 
radio said this afternoon that Edvard Munch, Nor- 
way's most distinguished painter, had died at the 
age of 80," reported the New York Times, describing 
his residence with its "workshops and storerooms 
filled with packing cases and pictures that he de- 
clined to sell." Time magazine's obituary for "Ex- 
pressionism's Father" declared him a "legendary 
eccentric" — and certainly one of his eccentricities 
had been his reluctance to part with his paintings. 
In the 1930s a patron of the artist's was surprised to 
receive a sudden phone call: "This is Munch. I miss 
that painting I sold you and would like to borrow it 
for a while." It was thus that thousands of works 
were left to the city of Oslo at his death. "When 
you come to think of it, though, it's terrible that 
Oslo is to get my pictures," Munch remarked, with 

l Vm a painter and I haven't 
the slightest intention of 
committing suicide.'" 

a sense of irony, for he had not forgotten that the 
critics there had hated him. 

Oslo concerned the city's relation to the sea. Locat- 
ed at the innermost recess of the Oslo Fjord, the 
city extends from the waterfront upward. All of 
Munch's dramatized passions are set by the sea — 
Melancholy, Anxiety, even The Scream — though they 
would hardly be considered seascapes. The sea is 
everywhere in Munch, except perhaps in the Self- 
Portrait in Hell, which may be what makes it hell. 

It is not always easy to recapture in modern Oslo 
the passionate intensity of Munch's relation to the 
landscape and seascape. You can, however, take the 
trolley up the slopes until, eventually, at the end of 
the line, you find yourself at an elevation where you 
can finally look out over the city to the fjord and to 
the sea. As the sun sets, there are hundreds of Nor- 
wegian children riding the trolley to that last stop, 
along with their sleds and skis, and when they reach 
the top, they all rush out and throw themselves 
upon the cleared slopes that continue for miles 
down into the city, where many get right back on 
the trolley going up. I had no sled and no skis, so I 
watched the last of the sun over the fjord and 
thought about the children in the Munch Museum, 
learning about human emotions through the Nor- 
wegian muse of insanity and anxiety. Everyone has 
feelings, I reminded myself, so everyone can re- 
spond to Munch. And in Norway everyone has skis. 

Professor Eriksen suggests to me that one thing 


that his fellow Norwegians recognize in Munch is a 
vision of "the dark side of living in this part of the 
world." Long winters and limited sunlight, combined 
with a Protestant sense of sin and oppressive pangs of 
conscience, encourage the Scandinavians to see 
themselves as living in the climatic domain of depres- 
sion and suicide. "Oh my God, the weather again!" 
says Ina Blom, professor of art history in Oslo, when 
we discuss this issue. She's impatient with what she 
sees as a hopeless Scandinavian compulsion to relate 
Munch to the annual snowfall. "It's a quick fix," she 
says, as if Munch is supposed to explain "all these de- 
pressed Scandinavians," to tell us "how depressed we 
all are." Like Ibsen, with suicide always imminent at 
the end of a drama, Munch is supposed to speak to 
the mental imbalance of Scandinavia. 

Munch, however, though certainly psychologi- 
cally tumultuous, lived to the age of 80 and died of 
natural causes. In 1891, he traveled to France, 
where Van Gogh had shot himself the year before. 
In Monte Carlo, on the Riviera, Munch lost his 
money gambling in the casino: 

Later I went into a pissoir. Suddenly, an attendant 
entered and implored me not to commit suicide. 

"Suicide?" I said. "I'm a painter and I haven't 
the slightest intention of committing suicide." 

Perhaps this interlude in the pissoir sums up 
Munch's ironic artistic destiny: to be interpreted 
throughout his career and even posthumously as the 
Scandinavian apostle of ultimate psychic trauma, 
even when he was merely fulfilling the mundane 
missions of everyday existence. 

"HE'S AMONG THE WORST ones," the aging 
Munch once remarked uncollegially about a fellow 
Norwegian artist, "he keeps painting like a pedantic 
old maid." Ever unmarried, Munch became some- 
thing of an old maid himself, but never pedantic. 
His Starry Night of the 1920s appears even more 
liberated in its brushwork and coloring than some of 
his masterpieces of the 1890s. The mystically explo- 
sive heavens in this violently swirling vision of the 
northern Norwegian sky are as much his own hallu- 
cinatory vision as the hell that he depicted at the turn 
of the century. Starry Night hangs in the last room of 
the Boston College exhibit. I find myself returning 
to one of the smaller paintings that hangs in the 
same room. It's the Bathing Boys, from 1902: three 
boys in the water, each breaking the surface, with the 
submerged portions of their bodies transformed 

both by a tinge of ghostly underwater green and an 
unearthly geometric distortion of the limbs. James 
Joyce might have witnessed a similar scene in the 
vicinity of the Martello Tower, and, in the bathing 
scene of Ulysses, depicted the same phenomenon of 
submergence, a young man moving "slowly frogwise 
his green legs in the deep jelly of the water." 

Munch always was fascinated by the shoreline, 
and in the Bathing Boys he painted the demarcation 
of earth and water as seen through the prismatic 
depths of the sea itself, dividing the background into 
the murky brown bottom, glinting with an ocherous 
hint of hell, and the paradise of the deeply purple 
sea. There is something both alluring and forebod- 
ing about this swimming scene — a northern chill 
perhaps — and you might hesitate to follow the boys 
into those waters, which exercise such a peculiar dis- 
tortion upon their juvenile forms. Any nostalgia for 
childhood becomes uncomfortable as Munch seems 
to hint at the greater and inevitable distortions that 
age and time will exercise upon our bodies and psy- 
ches. The oldest of the boys is not swimming, but 
stands closest to us, only his legs submerged, at the 
edge of adolescence, and I felt a momentary shud- 
der of apprehension at the thought that if he were to 
turn his naked form toward us, and look us in the 
eye, we would recognize him as the protagonist of 
Self-Portrait in Hell. 

On one occasion Munch painted a pair of young 
boys, who eventually got tired of sitting still for the 
artist, and walked away. Munch, however, with his 
eyes fixed upon the canvas, was unaware of their dis- 
appearance, and continued to recite a patter of ap- 
proval addressed to the boys, whom he saw clearly in 
his head: "You're good boys to stand there as nicely 
as you do." Munch completed the work without 
noticing that the models were no longer present. As 
a master of hallucinations, Munch still speaks to us at 
the beginning of a new century, because so many of 
the emotional dramas that unfolded in his mind — 
Melancholy, Despair, Attraction, Separation — offer un- 
canny reflections of our own fantasies and fears. 
Though we have never posed for Munch, or even 
shaken his hand, we can recognize ourselves even in 
the works that pass as self-portraits. 

Larry Wolff is a professor of history at Boston College. He 
has previously written for BCM on the anist Caravaggio 
(Winter 1999). His book Venice and the Slavs will be 
published this year by Stanford University Press. Online 
viewings of Munch s work, as well as discounts on the 
McMullen Museum s Munch exhibit catalog, are avail- 
able at the BCM Web site at 

24 SPRING 2001 

Dear Boston Col lege/ Newton College Graduate: 

It was a wonderful academic year here on campus. With the success of our 
sports teams, the academic excellence of our most recent graduates, and the 
promise of the incoming freshmen, it's a great time to be here. 

Since f began as executive director in March 2000, I have had the pleasure of 
meeting with many graduates from all over this country to listen to needs and 
ideas, and to share the vision for the future of the Alumni Association and to 
support and enhance the mission of Boston College: "Ever to Excel." 

Over the past year, we have had great successes in the Alumni Association. 
We've launched a redesigned Web site ( and 
online community, and we have hosted thousands of graduates at dozens of 
events both on campus and throughout the country, most notably the "BC 
Goes to DC LIVE" program last fall. We have been busy reconnecting with 

There is still much work to be done. Through listening to you during our 
meetings, it has become clear to me that while the Association has done a 
good job over the years serving you - our alumni - there is always room for 
growth. We look forward to improving our class and club structure, working 
with key volunteers to improve the way we do business, and enhancing our 
customer service. 

Watch here, in the newsletter, and on our Web site for improvements and 
changes over the next few months. Drop me a line and let me know your 
thoughts at 

I look forward to working with you to continue the Boston College's legacy of 
excellence. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriem. 

Best regards, 

Grace Cotter Regan '82 

Executive Director 

p.s. Don't miss Jack Moynihan's message on page 28 of AlumNotes 

Boston College Alumni 

2000-01 Board of Directors 


William J. Cunningham, )r. '57 
Westwood, MA 

Vice President/President-Elect 

Christopher P. Flynn '80 
Sherborn, MA 


Charles J. Heffernan, Jr. '66 
Staten Island, NY 


Patricia McNabb Evans 
Foxboro, MA 

Past President 

Edward ). O'Brien, 
St. Louis, MO 

lr„ MD'63 



Angela R. Anderson '76 
Allston, MA 

Mary-Anne Benedict '67 
Newton, MA 

Robert J. Brown '73 
Stoneham, MA 

Cina Caruso '87 
Waltham, MA 

Janet Cavalen Cornelia '70 
Wellington, FL 

Morgan J. Costello '66 
Brockton, MA 

Joseph B. Dowd, |r, '90 
Auburndale, MA 

Sally Driscoll '89 
Milton, MA 

Shelley A. Duda '95 
Watertown, MA 

Susan Power Gallagher NC '61 
Belmont, MA 

James F. Kavanaugh, Jr., Esq. 
LAW '77 
Winchester, MA 

Brian King '96 
Northborough, MA 

John ). Lane '61 
Mesa, AZ 

Thomas J. Mahoney '74 
Maiden, MA 

Nancy Ann Marshall '96 
Brighton, MA 

Patrick M. Moran '91 
Philadelphia, PA 

Margaret Mary Murphy '56 
Roslindale, MA 

Anthony Pane '01 
Chestnut Hill, MA 

Richard W. Renehan, Esq. '55 
Milton, MA 

Brigid Sheehan NC '61 
Lincoln, MA 

Christopher Skiffington MBA '99 
Watertown, MA 

Stephan J. Wronski '91 
Abington, MA 

Executive Director 
Grace Cotter Regan '82 

Class Notes Editor 

Rebecca Yturregui 

Assistant Editor 

Tracy L. Strauss 
Copy Editor 

Christian Pope Campbell 

Boston College Alumni 
Alumni House 
825 Centre Street 
Newton, MA 02458 
(617) 552-4700 
(800) 669-8430 



Maurice J. Downey 
New Pond Village 
180 Main Street 
Walpole, MA 02081 
(508) 660-6958 


Arthur Morrissey 
24 Rural Avenue 
Medford, MA 02155 

Your classmate, Frank Voss, and I 

attended the fiftieth annual Laetare 
Sunday Mass and brunch on Sun- 
day, March 25. It was a beautiful 
event. Please send news! 


Charles A. McCarthy 
2081 Beacon Street 
Waban, MA 02468 
(617) 244-9025 


Walter M. Drohan 
85 Nelson Street 
Winchester, MA 01890 
(781) 729-2899 

This column could well be captioned 
"a spring subject with an autumn 
twist. " It is the story of one John P. 
Hogan of the class of forty- five and 
my relationship with him over the 
years. • Both of us graduated from 
BC into a world of discontent and 
trouble. The class of '32 into a world 
of economic depression and the class 
of '45 into a world at war. • After the 
War ended and peace restored, John 
and myself season ticketed ourselves 
out to Alumni Stadium to watch our 
beloved Eagles and our Flutie, bring 
glory to our athletic programs. For 
the next number of years, John and 
his wife Franny arrived at my house 
to bring me to Alumni Field. • How- 
ever, this ritual was ended - John 
was stricken with cancer. Even his 
sickness did not prevent him from 
getting me to the games. John ar- 
ranged for Ms. Fricnas ?? to get me 
to the game. Then the inevitable 
happened — -John died. • I hobbled 
to John's funeral and Mass where he 
was eulogized by priests and friends. 
He is now entering heavenly bliss 
with his beloved Franny, who pre- 
deceased him by eight months. • 

Anthony Vanaria died Sunday, 
October 1, 2000 at his home in 
Waltham. He was the husband of 
Doris E. (Perry) Vanaria. Anthony, 
after BC, attended Tufts Dental 
School. He opened his office in 
Waltham in 1947. Heretired in 1993. 
He served in the wars as a captain in 
France and Germany. Besides his 
wife, he is survived by two daugh- 
teis, Marilyn F. Steinert, DMD, and 
Linda I. Stassberger of Billerica, one 
son Comdr. Anthony Vanaria, USN 
of Carlsbad, CA, four sisters, 
Antoinette Connolly, Mary 
Roughsedge, and Anna Anderson, 
all of Waltham, and Evelyn 
Sushinsky of OH, six grandchildren 
and many nieces and nephews. 


Atty. William M. Hogan, Jr. 
Brookhaven, A-305 
loio Waltham Street 
Lexington, MA 02421 
(781) 863-8359 


Herbert A. Kenny 
894 Summer Street 
Manchester, MA 01944 
(978) 526-1446 

Theodore N. (Ted) Marier, for- 
merly the Justine Ward chair of li- 
turgical music at Catholic University, 
died in February having held a num- 
ber of international honors richly 
deserved. In 1984 he was made a 
Knight of St. Gregory the Great by 
Pope John Paul II. Before that he 
had been honored by Boston Col- 
lege High School and Boston Col- 
lege where he had been educated 
before taking a graduate degree at 
Harvard, and he held honorary doc- 
torates from Catholic University in 
Washington, DC, St. Anselm's Col- 
lege in NH, and from the Pontificial 
Institute of Rome. He was the 
founder and for many years director 
of the Archdiocesan Choir School, 
which sang on occasion with the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra. He re- 
signed as director to join the faculty 
of Catholic University. He was edi- 
tor/author of two books, The 
Gregorian Chant Practicum and 
Hymn and Psalms and Spiritual 
Canticles. Shortly after graduation 
in 1934 he was director of music at 
Boston College, having already writ- 
ten two of the football songs, "Sweep 
Down the Field for Boston" and 
"Boston's Out Win" again. Fellow 

alumni with a love of music in their 
souls, or simply class loyalty, will 
want to purchase Women in Chant 
Recordare, sung by the Community 
of the Abbey of Regina Laudis with 
Ted conducting. • Anyone inter- 
ested may send a check or money 
order for $18 payable to Abbey of 
Regina Laudis, Attention: Recordare, 
273 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT, 
06751. Add $3.50 for mailing and 
handling whether for one or more 
CDs. It is the second recording by 
the nuns with Ted conducting. The 
first recording, Women in Chant, is 
still available at the same price. • 
Lenahan O'Connell, active as ever 
with the Ancient and Honorable Ar- 
tillery Company, attended the 
company's annual ball escorting Mrs. 
Virginia Iannella, widow of Christo- 
pher Iannella. Earlier he had been on 
hand for ceremonies honoring Gen- 
eral Benjamin Lincoln of Hingham, 
a major figure in the American Revo- 


Edward T. Sullivan 
2082 Oyster Harbor 
Osterville, MA 02655 
(617) 698-0080 

The volleyball team ran as a group in 
the Boston Marathon, wearing their 
game jerseys furnished by our spon- 
sor Geritol. These jerseys, inciden- 
tally, are available to members of the 
class for $25. They have "BOSTON 
the front and "GERITOL" on the 
back. Send checks to your correspon- 
dent in his name. They are great to 
wear to summer cocktail parties. • 
Speaking of money, the annual giv- 
ing of the class totaled $34,435 from 
twenty-two donors, thanks in large 
part to the generosity of a few people, 
notably Milt Borenstien, Jim 
McDonough, Walter Sullivan, Dan 
Holland, Bill Coffey, Eli Darveau, 
and Tom O'Brien. Smaller amounts 
from the rest of us were equally ap- 
preciated. • Jim McDonough, who is 
wisely limiting his activities because 
of a heart condition, is still serving as 
chairman of the Winchester Hospi- 
tal Foundation, which has been very 
successful in keeping the hospital in 
excellent shape at a time when local 
hospitals are closing their doors. • 
Eli Darveau, after a long career as the 
most popular dentist in Madison, ME, 
has moved to Milton. He and Doris 
are neighbors with one of their daugh- 
ters, Susan, '7 5 . Eli is recovering from 
a serious infection and appreciates 

the medical facilities of the Boston 
area. • Broken Hourglass Award for 
2001 goes to Tom O'Brien who still 
plays golf, summers at York Coun- 
try Club in ME and winters atMyrtle 
Beach, without the benefit of a golf 
cart. • We have found out the secret 
of Walter Sullivan's ready availabil- 
ity for service to the class. It is due to 
long-term planning. He sent his son, 
Robert '63, to law school, BC LAW 
'66, and took him into his law office. 
Gradually, Robert took over most of 
the work, until Walter was no longer 
needed. Lawyers generally have a 
problem retiring, but not Walter. • 
Bill Nash, who lost his wife Mary in 
1997, after a happy marriage of 56 
years, has remarried. The bride was 
Margaret Cook and the date was 
February 10. • Bill Hannan reports 
that he plays golf faithfully once a 
year. To celebrate Father's Day, his 
sons, Tim and Terry, plus his son- 
in-law, Jack Collins, take him to a 
golf course where they hire carts and 
play eighteen holes. This is followed 
by a family cookout. Sounds worth 


Joseph P. Keating 
24 High Street 
Natick, MA 01760 
(508) 653-4902 

Fr. John Foley, who had been living 
in Regina Cleri, died in January. 
Father John served in 
numerous parishes in the archdio- 
cese and was an army chaplain in 
World War II, the Korean Conflict 
and in the Vietnam War, retiring 
with the rank of colonel. Cardinal 
Law celebrated the funeral mass and 
Bishop Larry Riley gave the hom- 
ily. • I must also report the death of 
Paul Sullivan, who died last De- 
cember. Paul had retired from the 
Mobil Corporation and was living in 
Sun City Center, FL. • I am also 
sorry to have to report the death of 
Charlie Sampson after a lengthy 
illness. Charlie, who had been living 
in East Dennis, died in early March. 
He had had a long career in the 
social service field serving in an ex- 
ecutive capacity for the United Way 
of America and was involved in many 
ways with numerous activities on 
the Cape. At the funeral service I was 
able to extend the personal condo- 
lences of many of the class to his wife 
Kay. At the same time I had a chance 
to say hello to Kay's sister, Mary 
Cahill, widow of our former Class 
Vice President Bob Cahill. Please 
remember Father John, Paul, and 


John, Paul, and Charlie in your 
prayers. Our sympathy is extended 
to Paul and Charlie's wives and to 
members of Father John's, Paul's, 
and Charlie's families. • Shortly af- 
ter Gerry Burke's death in January 
I had a nice note from his wife Gracie 
and she sent me a copy of the eulogy 
given by Gerry's son Jay at the fu- 
neral. I also received an interesting 
letter from Phyliss Mahoney, widow 
of Tom Mahoney. She was wel- 
coming the arrival of great-grand- 
twins to the family! Phyliss still very 
much follows BC - and Stanford - 
football, a son havingplayed for each. 
Gracie and Phyliss wanted to be re- 
membered to '36 classmates, wives, 
and widows. By the time these notes 
are published we will have celebrated 
our sixty- fifth year out of BC. Con- 
gratulations to all of us from all of 
us! And, oh yes, our sixty-sixth is 
coming up! 


Thomas E. Caquin 
206 Corey Street 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 325-2883 

In November, we received word 
of the passing of our classmate, 
Bill Valade. Bill was residing in 
Huntington Woods, MI and died on 
November 5, 2000, at William Beau- 
mont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary 
Helen, and his children: Alice 
Findlay of Royal Oak; William of 
Port Charlotte, FL; Helene Valade 
of East Jordan, MI; Sharon of 
Farmington, MI; Diane of Hunting- 

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ton Woods, MI; Kathleen Penley of 
Oxford, MI; and by a brother, 
Lawrence Valade, and also by eight 
grandchildren and seven great- 
grandchildren. Bill had a long career 
in teaching at the University of De- 
troit and the University of Detroit 
Jesuit High School, and later at 
Highland Park Community College. 
He retired as the dean of education 
at Highland Park Community Col- 
lege. Leo Coveney reports from 

Cape Cod that Tom Saint is recov- 
ering nicely after surgery, that Ken 
Carter is well, and that he has re- 
cently been in touch with John V. 
McCarthy of Washington DC, who 
is recovering from a fall in which he 
suffered facial injuries. • I called Joe 
Walsh and he reports that he is still 
enjoying oil and watercolor painting 
and is a professor of calligraphy in 
the area of Tequesta and Stuart, FL. 
His objective is now to shoot his age 
(88) on the golf course. He met Dick 
Trum while playing golf, and has 
heard from Morry Blitz. • On a 
personal note, I have to boast that 
my daughter, Barbara Brandt, has 
triplets graduating from college this 
spring: Lauren from Harvard Uni- 
versity, Kristin from BC, and Mike 
from Georgetown University. All are 
great students, and since the dates 
do not conflict, "Grandpa" plans to 
attend all three graduations. • Bill 
Doherty's wife, Lucille, reports that 
the spring Stageneck Inn get-to- 
gether, hosted by Jim Daugherty of 
Andover, will take place during the 
month of May. For further details, 
contact Jim, or make reservations 
directly at the Stageneck Inn and 
mention the BC '37 group. 


William D. Finan 
1202 Creendale Avenue 
Unit #134 
Needham, MA 02492 


John D. Donovan 
12 Wessonville Way 
Westborough, MA 01581 
(781) 449-0736 

Greetings once again. By the 
time you receive these notes it 
will be a blessed summer but the 
good news is that we can be brief. 
Unfortunately, today's mail brought 
the sad news of the death of our 
classmate, John Murray. A 
Dorchester native, John had lived in 
Marshfield and had been a retired 
principal of Abington High School. 
Our sympathy and prayers are ex- 
tended to his wife, children, and 
grandchildren. • This sad news aside, 
the octogenarian class of 1 939 hangs 
in there in more or less healthy fash- 
ion. Contact sports are out by now 
except for those athletes still trying 

to make contact between big, thin 
clubs and small white balls. Keep 
trying and the miracle of a hole-in- 
one may still be yours to enjoy. Other 
news, however, is on the thin side. • 
Happily, in the late fall I received a 
lovely card postmarked Seoul, Ko- 
rea, and signed by none other than 
our distinguished vice president, 
Herb Chernack. Still active, he was 
there on a business trip and was 
pleased to note that some fifty Ko- 
rean young men and women are pres- 
ently enrolled as BC undergraduate 
and graduate students. • The only 
other newsworthy event was the re- 
cent Channel 4 News report regard- 
ing the status of Jim Cadigan's well 
documented but as yet unrecognized 
claim to a Medal of Honor for acts of 
bravery in World War II. Jim was 
briefly interviewed and it was indi- 
cated that Congressman William 
Delahunt would soon be submitting 
legislation to have this well deserved 
Medal of Honor awarded to our 
classmate. • Finally, one doesn'thave 
to be a genius to note that the actu- 
arial odds are that these class notes 
may be getting briefer by the year 
but that need not be the case. After 
all, our seventy-fifth class anniver- 
sary is now only thirteen short years 
down the road and each of you will 
have some time to be doing a lot and 
thinking a lot more. So - HELP - 
write me, phone me, email me. I've 
got a maximum of 500 words, but we 
can cram a lot of truth in that space. 


Sherman Rogan 
34 Oak Street 
Reading, MA 01867 

Thanks for the encouraging notes. 
We are looking for more news de- 
tailing your accomplishments and 
those of your loved ones. The saga 
of the late Joseph G. Costigan dur- 
ing World War II ought to be re- 
corded here and your correspondent 
is grateful tojoe's wife Kathleen for 
giving us the story. Costigan, BC's 
delegate from Roxbury's Mission 
Hill, joined the White Motor Co. as 
a trainee upon graduation in 1940. 
Following Pearl Harbor Joe began 
training as a navy pilot locally at 
Squantum. After a year in the 
Solomon Islands flying land-based 
divebomber-scout planes out of 
Guatalcanal he was promoted to lieu- 
tenant and retrained to fly from the 
carrier Lexington. OnJuly28, 1945, 

in an attack on the Japanese fleet in 
Kure Harbor, Joe was shot down 
and captured. Lieutenant Costigan 
was incarcerated at Ofuna prison 
camp near Yokahama until the end 
of the war. Read what Joe wrote to 
his nephew a few months before he 
died: "These four years of service at 
such a young age were a tremendous 
experience. Our Lord held me by 
the hand on more than one exposure 
to tragedy." Joe returned to the 
White Motor Co. and had a very 
successful career with the truck com- 
pany. Truly "the wind was always at 
his back." • Vin Nasca's son 
Stephen, a lieutenant colonel in the 
US Marine Corp, was attacked by 
cancer last summer. Although bur- 
ied with full military honors at Ar- 
lington National Cemetery, Stephen 
was great! loved and his death was 
almost devastating to Vin and Helen. 
Joe's life and that of Stephen cer- 
tainly validate the mission of the 
small college on Chestnut Hill. • 
Although your correspondent has 
changed his voter registration to 53 
Puritan Road in Swampscott (to ob- 
tain a building permit), please con- 
tinue to correspond to 34 Oak St. in 
Reading, MA 01867. 


John M. Callahan 
3 Preacher Rd. 
Milton, MA 02186 
(617) 698-2082 

Chairman designate Nick Sottile 
has appointed Jack Callahan as class 
correspondent to succeed Jim Kiely. 
Jim, a dedicated and loyal classmate, 
passed away unexpectedly on De- 
cember 10, 2000. His great contri- 
butions to Boston College and our 
class were many. • Plans for the 
tribute to the Sugar Bowl Team at a 
fall football game are incomplete. It 
is to be noted that this was the last 
BC football team to go undefeated 
and untied. Last New Year's day Joe 
Zabilski and Gene Goodreault 
were interviewed on NESN on the 
sixtieth anniversary of the BC vic- 
tory over Tennessee at the Sugar 
Bowl in New Orleans. • Mons. Tom 
Finnegan, a distinguished army vet- 
eran of World War II before enter- 
ing St. John's Seminary, celebrated 
the fiftieth anniversary of his ordi- 
nation at a noon mass at St. 
Elizabeth's Church, Milton, on April 
22. There was also a reception at the 
church hall. • Rev. Gene Brissette 
SJ will be observing his fiftieth anni- 
versary on June 16. He entered the 
Society of Jesus on September 3, 



1938, and is in residence at the Jesuit 
Campion Center in Weston. • Rev. 
James M. Rogers celebrated his 
fiftieth anniversary of his ordination 
on April 28. • Ernie Blaustein is 
recovering at home from a leg frac- 
ture from a fall. • Doris Daley, wife 
of Dick Daley, died on February 1 5 . 
Dick is presently in a health care 
facility in Wolfboro, NH. Our 
prayers are directed to the Daley 
family. • The committee, currendy 
consisting of Joe Zabilski, Jack 
Cullen, Len McDermott, John 
Jansen, John Colohan, Nick Sotrile, 
Jack Kehoe, Ernie Blaustein and 
Jack Callahan, met at Alumni House 
on February 7 . • May God continue 
to bless and inspire our surviving 
class members and remember for- 
ever our departed mates in His good- 
ness. Please submit to me prompdy 
any class news items. 


Ernest J. Handy 
84 Walpole Street Unit 4-M 
Canton, MA 02021 
(781) 821-4576 

As you read this, the Laetare Sunday 
Mass and breakfast, and, the class 
memorial mass in June will both be 
memories. Details will be included 
in the fall issue. It is February and I 
am in sunny Naples, FL. Neverthe- 
less, I take you back to the Decem- 
ber 8 issue of the Boston Globe and the 
story about Bob Jauron's son, Rich- 
ard. Like his father before him, Ri- 
chard was an outstanding athlete. In 
high school he excelled in football, 
basketball, and baseball. At Yale he 
starred in football and baseball. Upon 
graduation he was drafted by the St. 
Louis Cardinals as a shortstop. Bob 
proudly says, "Richard is now the 
head coach of the Chicago Bears." • 
Kindly remember Richard Roche 
in your prayers. He died on Decem- 
ber 17. Dick, a veteran of two wars, 
graduated from Tufts Medical 
School in 1947. To his sons, Rich- 
ard, Robert, and Stephen, and his 
daughters, Nancy and Patricia, and 
his five grandchildren, the class ex- 
tends its sincerest sympathies. • Your 
prayers are also requested for Leo 
Strumski. Back in the days when the 
class sponsored socials at old Alumni 
Hall, Leo and his wife Dorothy were 
among the first to arrive and the last 
to leave. He loved to socialize and 
rarely missed a class function. Our 
yearbook describes Leo as the "ami- 
able, intellectual adversary of all Je- 
suits." To me he was a good friend. 
Leo died in his sleep on December 

1 8. • Back to February in Naples. It 
is still nice but it is not the same. Not 
too long ago the class, led by Helen 
and Jim Stanton and joined by Agnes 
and Frank Colpoys, Julie and Jim 
Cahalane, Dorothy and Ed 
McDonald, Mary and Joe Stanton, 
Rosemary and Ned Martin, Marie 
and Frank Driscoll, Carol and Dave 
Birtwell, as well as my Helen and 
me, dominated the scenes at the 
monthly meetings of the BC Club of 
Southwestern Florida, the BC-Bos- 
ton Red Sox exhibition game, the 
beach, the annual St. Patrick's Day 
parade, and, the receptions for Fr. 
Monan and Fr. Leahy. Today the 
events are still here but "it is not the 
same." • As long as I am reminisc- 
ing, remember the famous "naked 
reverse" by Ted Williams; the extra 
inning game winning hit by Ed 
McDonald; June Prieser, the Holly- 
wood starlet who, after the Sugar 
Bowl victory, chased, but never 
caught, Butch Kissel; the two-hit 
shutout by Fran Doherty; our junior 
prom when Walter Holder escorted 
two girls with neither knowing that 
the other was there; the great "col- 
lege bowl" victory achieved by Tom 
Hinchey; Terry Geoghegan and 
Connie Pappas at our 25 th anniver- 
sary luncheon; and, finally, for now, 
the excellent class wine tasting par- 
ties hosted by Clara and Joe 
Marcantonio at old Alumni Hall? 
There are many others. If you have 
some you'd like to share, please let 
me know so that I may include it in 
a future issue. • Now back to reality. 
Virginia and Terry Geoghegan do- 
nated $250,000 to endow a scholar- 
ship at our alma mater. In so doing, 
Terry said, "I would like to repay the 
University and sponsor a physics 
(Terry's major) scholarship to en- 
courage worthy students." # As al- 
ways, FL is great but, "be it ever so 
humble, there is no place like home." 
Congratulations to our newly elected 
alumni officers. Did you vote? 


Thomas O'C. Murray 
14 Churchill Road 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132-3402 
(617) 323-3737 

As we start this column we must 
begin again with condolences. First, 
and regretably for the long delay, 
since we were just recently informed, 
we send our deep condolences to 
Lillian and the family of Frank 
McCannwho died March 11, 1999. 
Frank was one of the early Newbury 
St. gang at CRA, a Navy vet and a 

long time employee of Western Elec- 
tric. • Further condolences go to 
Jane and the family of Al Fiorentino 
who died on Jan. 28, 2001. Al will 
best be remembered as "Stumpy," 
who played with the likes of Holovak, 
Naumetz, Currivan, Boudreau, et 
al, in the glory days of BC's first 
Bowl era. Al later played with the 
Washington Redskins and was the 
long-time manager of the Touch- 
down Club in Washington. We wish 
to thank Jane for sending us the 
obituary notice at this sad time. • 
Here's some notes from dues pay- 
ments: Frank Reade reports he's 
alive in relatively good health, takes 
nourishment every day. John 
Rafferty reports he still does some 
golfing and manages to get the drive 
past the ladies tee if the wind is 
favorable. Hal Habib reports his 
wife Yvonne had some surgery in 
January and they postponed the FL 
trip. George Bray reports that Pat 
broke her wrist and can't play golf. 
Bill McGrath reports he's now the 
proud grandpa of twins. Ed 
O'Connor tells us he's enjoying the 
CA sunshine while he and Mary en- 
joy their grandchildren. Barbara and 
Jim Connoly are spending March 
in FL. Speaking of FL, John Logue 
attended the Southwestern FL an- 
nual party in February and he plans 
to join the BC group's annual St. 
Patrick's Day parade. Bernie 
Henken reports that Charlotte had 
surgery in January and is slowly re- 
covering while he is still busy with 
forensic psychology. Speaking of 
class dues, we congratulate John 
Foynes for being the first payer. 
Also, thanks to Paul Healy and Ed 
Moloney for their extra support. In 
this regard, we want to thank those 
widows who have remembered their 
loved ones in our dues payment: 
Dorothy Conlon, Agnes Lyons, 
Betty Grimes, Mary Schoenfeld, 
Dorothy Hoar, Kay Owens, Lorraine 
Connolly, Nancy Connor, Kay 
Diwer, Fran Galligah, and Betty 
Rehling. In a recent note from Carol 
Finnegan she reports that Joe is still 
in need of your prayers. Joe's 
brother-in-law, Tom Curry, has 
visited him and is saddened by his 
condition. • Jim Harvey hopes we 
are getting a good reply to our re- 
quest for setting a golf day in June. 
Bob Blute tells us that his grandson 
Bob the III graduated in 1995 and 
another grandson Michael is a sopho- 
more. We have made arrangements 
for our annual Fall Festival to take 
place on Sunday, October 7, so mark 
your calendars now. Details will be 
forthcoming. Just a small reminder: 
Your class dues are now payable. 
Please keep in touch. 


Jim (James) O'Donnell 
3317 Newark Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008 
(202) 362-3371 

We salute and pray for two '44 class- 
mates who celebrate their Golden 
Jubilee: Rev. Msgr. William A. 
Roche, in residence at Cathedral of 
the Holy Cross in Boston, and Rev. 
John J. Connelly, pastor of Sacred 
Heart Parish in Newton. Fr. Roche 
has devoted fifty years to guidance 
for boys and serving the elderly and 
homeless. Both are veterans of US 
Army service in WWII. When John 
Connelly arrived with his Army unit 
at a secret destination in France in 
1943, he recognized the gothic ca- 
thedral at Amiens from freshman 
year class in medieval architecture 
with Professor Lee Bowen. 


Louis V. Sorgi 
5 Augusta Road 
Milton, MA 02186 
(617) 698-0623 

I guess no news is good news. There 
isn't much to write about this time. 
All of our classmates on the medical 
report are doing very well. In fact, 
Leo McGrath is talking again after 
his treatment. It was good to hear his 
voice on the phone. • Bill Corwyn 
and I took in the hockey game be- 
tween Arlington and Billerica where 
Ed Burns was presented a plaque 
noting this local tournament being 
named the "Ed Burns Classic." It 
was very fitting that Ed's former 
school, Arlington High, won the first 
"Ed Burns Classic." • That's all for 
now, "Ever to Excel." 

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Timothy C. Buckley 
46 Woodridge Road 
Wayland, MA 01778 

The news from our FL snowbirds: 
Bill Curley is at the Sand Piper Bay 
Club in Naples. Gene and Barbara 
Nash are playing golf. Barbara has 
had three major operations in seven 
weeks. All were successful. • Eileen 
and Al DeVito have purchased a 
new home in Pelican Bay. Irene and 
Bill Melville were their guests at 
the PGA Senior finals. • John 
Corcoran also has a new home in 
the Pelican Bay section of Naples. 
One hundred BC alumni partici- 
pated in the St. Patrick's Day parade 
in Naples. They traveled by special 
trolley in the parade. • Bob Norris 
and his sister spent an enjoyable 
evening at an Emmanuel College 
fundraiser at the Ritz Carlton in 
Naples. Many BC alumni were at 
the event. Bob's wife Pat is recover- 
ing from major surgery. • Bob 
Marshall received his real estate 
broker's license last year and started 
his own business from an office at his 
home. • Please send your email ad- 
dresses to me at pacema@pace I enjoyed seeing many 
of you at the Laetare Sunday break- 
fast on March 25. 


William H. Flaherty, Jr. 
44 Concord Road 
Billerica, MA 01821 
(978) 670-1449 

Received a card from the Rev. Rich- 
ard Moore Devoe, MM, in Taiwan 
inquiring about the passing of his 
good friend and Mission High class- 
mate, Bill Grimes. He did not recall 

seeing a notice of his passing. It 
would help your correspondent out 
greatly if you could pass on a note 
on the death of a classmate you 
may come across. • We did get a 
notice on the death of Frank J. 
Farrell of West Harwich. He died 
on January 12, 2001. He was ad- 
vertising manager for the Boston 
Herald until 1967. He also served 
as director of the Bayside Expo 
from 1983 to 1995. A great fisher- 
man who wintered in Naples, FL. 
• Speaking of Naples, I received an 
invitation from Bill Cohan to join 
him and Judge Bill Hogan as their 
guest at the Boston College/Bos- 
ton Red Sox exhibition game in 
FL. It is hard to outdo that three 
decker crowd from East Boston. • 
Sahag Dakesian had the class send 
a donation to the American Brain 
Tumor Association in memory of 
Dennis Scott. Dennis was a tre- 
mendous help to Sahag when we 
were researching our class for the 
fiftieth yearbook. • Just received a 
note from my foreign correspon- 
dent, Wally Burgess. He informed 
me of the passing of his good friend, 
Dan Donovan. I am in shock since 
Dan was a member of my parish in 
Billerica. Dan was quite active in 
the Institute for Learning in Re- 
tirement group. I will have more 
on Dan's passing when I can re- 
search the details. It took a note 
from Guam to let me know what is 
happening five miles from my 
house. • Also, more from Wally in 
the next issue. He will be visiting 
the mainland next year for his fif- 
tieth anniversary of his graduation 
from Harvard Business School. • 
Laetare Sunday was on March 2 5 
It will be long gone before you 
read this. Hopefully, we will have a 
good showing. • One piece of good 
news! I am a grandfather again. 
Kerry Driscoll Flaherty, 8 lbs., 3 
oz., born in Saratoga Springs, NY, 
February 11, 2001. 

long illness in San Leandro, CA. Al 
was employed at BC from 1972- 
1980 when he retired due to ill health. 
I first met Al when he came in from 


John A. Dewire 
15 Chester Street, #31 
Cambridge, MA 02140 
(617) 876-1461 

Bob Harwood, our class presi- 
dent, had the flu in mid-Decem- 
ber. It was followed by a severe 
case of pneumonia. He has recov- 
ered from both and, as of early- 
February, is back to work two days 
a week. "Trouble comes in 
bundles!" • Albert F. Free, Jr. 
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his home in Rye, NY, in September 
1 945 . He was of the first BC resident 
students on campus in barracks in- 
side the Beacon St. gate. Al was in 
the US Army Air Force during 
World War II. He is survived by his 
wife, Pat, five children, including 
Douglas '88 and Laura '90, and one 
granddaughter. • William V. 
Ahearn passed away on November 
9, 2000, in Reading, MA. He suf- 
fered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's dis- 
ease) for many years. Bill was a school 
psychologist in the Maiden public 
scbools for twenty-nine years. He 
was looking forward to the reunion 
in May 2000 but he was not well 
enough to attend any of the func- 
tions. His brother, Rev. Thomas A. 
Ahearn, celebrated his funeral mass 
and his son Christopher M. Ahearn, 
'97, gave the eulogy. He treasured 
his education at BC. It had a great 
influence on his life. • George J. 
Wilson died on July 23, 1999, in 
Taunton after a brief illness. He was 
born in Winchester and lived in 
Taunton for the past thirty-four 
years. George was a 1944 graduate 
of BC High and a US Navy veteran 
of World War II. A former insur- 
ance vice president of the Allan M. 
Walker Insurance Co. where he had 
worked for 28 years. George was 
also past-president of the Taunton 
Boys and Girls Club, past-president 
of the Segragansett Country Club, 
and past-president of the Taunton 
Association of Insurance Agents. • 
Charles White died on August 23, 
2000, in Simsbury. He was a US 
Navy veteran of World War II. He 
began his career as a salesman for 
Vassarette and was most recently 
employed as a national sales man- 
ager for Leisure Life and Kats, Co. 
After moving to Simsbury in 1968 
he became an active member of the 
Simsbury Little League and boys 
and girls YMCA basketball league. 
He was also an avid golfer at 
Simsbury Farms. Besides his wife, 
Shirley, he is survived by seven chil- 
dren and sixteen grandchildren. A 
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 
St. Catherine of Siena Church in 

West Simsbury. • Now that our 
"Golden Eagle" fiftieth' is over, I 
hope that you will continue to send 
material to me for this magazine. • 
Lucille Robinson, RN of 
Cumberland Foreside, ME, was 
named Dame of St. Gregory by 
Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, OSB on 
December 8, 2000, at ceremonies 
held at the Cathedral of the Holy 
Cross in Portland, ME. Lucille re- 
ceived these honors because of her 
extraordinary service to the people 
of God in the state of Maine. She 
enriched the mission of the church 
by her generosity with her time, her 
talents, and her treasure. The order 
of St. Gregory the Great is bestowed 
on any individuals who serve the 
Catholic Church or who have dis- 
tinguished themselves by their ac- 
complishments benefiting society. 
Until 1991, the order was reserved 
for men only, then for the first time 
in papal history Pope John Paul II 
conferred a papal award specifically 
created for men on a group of 
women. Lucille's husband, Robert, 
LAW '52, also was named a Knight 
Commander with Star of the Order 
of St. Gregory. He was in COA of 
the 188 Combat Engineer Battal- 
ion, General George S. Patton's US 
third Army World War II. (I was in 
the COB 188 th at the same time). 
Two of their children, Mark '82, and 
Michael '89, are BC graduates. This 
was held on December 8, 2000, as an 
ongoing celebration of the Great 
Jubilee of the Year 2000 at the Ca- 
thedral of the Immaculate Concep- 
tion, Portland, ME. 


Ann Fulton Cote 
11 Prospect Street 
Winchester, MA 01890 

William McGrath, husband of 
Patricia Walsh McGrath '50, died 
on March 5, 2001. Our sympathies 
are with Pat and her family. Write 
with news, please. 


Robert L. Sullivan 
78 Phillips Brooks Road 
Westwood, MA 02090 
(781) 326-5980 

Since the last issue we've heard from 
a number of our Golden Eagle class- 
mates and we'll try to mention as 
many as we can in this and subse- 
quent editions within the limitation 


of words and space to which we 
must adhere. By the time you read 
this, we'll have had our reunion 
and received our Golden Eagles 
and as they say in football parlance, 
we're all probably in the red zone. 
Tom Brooks is semi-retired, liv- 
ing in Canton and taking a few trips 
and enjoying his grandchildren. Joe 
Doyle is living in Ravenna, OH, 
and plans to come to the Heights in 
May to celebrate the fiftieth and 
coincidentally his birthday. David 
Dunne is retired and living in 
Somerset. Joe Flaherty is still 
working as the president/CEO of 
Tra-con, Inc. and living in Lexing- 
ton. Joe is the proud father of three 
BC grads. Al Flynn is retired and 
lives in Melrose and Wolfeboro, 
NH. Al and his wife have been 
traveling the world. Richard Foun- 
tain is retired and living in 
Burnsville, MN. Jack Frost is re- 
tired from the Weymouth school 
system and lives in East Bridgewater 
and Boca Raton, FL. John Garvey 
is living in Gatte City, VA, and 
hopes to join us at the fiftieth. Carlo 
Geromini is retired and lives in 
Franklin. Francis Gorman lives in 
Bonita Springs, FL, and summers 
at the Cape in Chatham. John 
Gunn lives in Rockville, MD, and 
plans to attend the reunion. Char- 
ley Hagan is living in Vero Beach, 
FL, and stays busy working with 
Habitat for Humanity. William 
Harwood lives in Longwood, FL, 
and has lived in Florida for twenty 
years. He states that it's the longest 
time that he and his wife have lived 
in one place since they were mar- 
ried in 1956. Charley Hershman 
lives in Sharon where he and his 
wife operate the Sharon Country 
Day School and Camp. We see 
Charley at many BC basketball 
games. William Hughes is pres- 
endy sidelined by illness and is mov- 
ing to Mundelein, IL, where he 
will be living near his children. 
John Holland is living in 
Hendersonville in the western 
mountains of NC. Vincent 
Jackmauh lives in Quincy and is 
retired after forty-four years with 
Boston Latin School. John 
Keating is in Darien, CT, and is 
retired after more than thirty years 
as a mortgage broker. William J. 
Kelley, Jr. is retired and lives in 
Roslindale where he is active in his 
parish, enjoying the good life trav- 
eling and visiting grandchildren. 
Gerard Lane lives in Hingham 
and practices law with his son. He 
also enjoys the perks of first class 
airfare as his daughter is a captain 
with a major airline. Donald 
Lanoue lives in Glendale, AZ, and 

describes his retirement as golf- travel 
and golf-golf-travel. John 
MacDonald of Falmouth and 
Florida is retired and 'following the 
sun' for lots of golf. John 
MacDougall lives in Savannah, GA, 
and spends several months a year at 
Martha's Vineyard and is another 
classmate active on the golf scene. 
David McAvinn is retired from the 
Foxboro Company and presently 
works as a consultant. He is a fre- 
quent visitor to the Heights for sports 
and social events. Robert E. 
McDonald is retired after forty-one 
years in education, the last twenty- 
eight as a mathematics professor at 
the North Shore Community Col- 
lege. Bob lives in the Hawthorne 
section of Danvers. RobertMcDuff 
lives in Seminole, FL, and is retired 
from the University of New Haven 
in Groton, CT, where he was the 
dean. Allan McGrath retired after 
nearly fifty years as an industrial 
chemist and is "hanging out in 
Winthrop with one wife, two daugh- 
ters, one dog, three cockatoos, four 
grandchildren and five friendly 
neighbors." Jim McGrath claims 
his home base as Hawaii. He also 
lives in Cincinnati, OH, where he 
has a large motor home that he and 
his wife use to travel North America. 
Jim retired from the USAF in 1971 
and from a real estate business in 
1986. Charles Mclnnes, DMD, is 
retired and living in Amesbury. 
Thomas Meehan lives in 
Alamogordo, NM, and is doing vol- 
unteer work while looking forward 
to our reunion. We're running up 
against our word count limit but 
we'll catch up with more classmate 
news in the next issue. We have 
some sad news to report. Joe 
Canney, who served as our class 
treasurer for many years, passed away 
in December 2000. Joe did a great 
job and he will be sorely missed. 
Rest in peace, Joe. 


Edward L. Englert, Jr., Esq. 
128 Colberg Avenue 
Roslindale, MA 02131 

Congratulations to George Gallant, 

who recently received an honorary 
doctorate degree from Demidor 
State University in Yaroslavl, Rus- 
sia, and an award from the Russian 
Committee for the Defense of Peace 
in Moscow. The distinguished hon- 
ors were for work as director of a 
Russian and American students and 
faculty exchange program, and for 

furthering understanding and friend- 
ship between Russia and the US. • 
The "fiftieth committee" met in 
February to further plan activities in 
2001-2002. Attending were Roger 
Connor, Fr. Hugh O'Regan, Fred 
Meagher, Jack Leary, George 
Sallant, Frank Dooley, Matt 
Towle, and Art Powell. • Sorry to 
report the deaths of Larry 
Devereaux, Al Arsenault and Jus- 
tin Power. Larry passed away in 
October and lived in Natick. Al 
passed away in November in Berlin, 
NH, and Justin, who passed away in 
February, came from Mission Hill 
and lived in Roslindale. • Recent 
news/dues came from everywhere, 
from West Roxbury, John Kennedy, 
to CA, Tom O'Maley, Dick 
Schwartz, Paul Kendrick, Bill 
Greene, and Kathy Kahle, who had 
poetic work published twice in 2000. 
I used to think more classmates lived 
in Milton than any other place, Nyal 
McA'Nulty, Lex Blood, Paul Daly, 
Fred Tarpey, Barry Driscoll, 
Rosemary A'Hern, Frank 
McDermott, Roger Connor and 
Charlie Barrett, now retired and 
the last of three classmates along 
with John Irwin and John P. 
Sullivan who served together as su- 
perior court judges. However, Cape 
Cod seems more preferable now with 
Dick Tilley, Miles Murphy, Rita 
Walsh, Jay Hughes, Bill Costello, 
Alex Morgan, Paul Smith, Jim 
Moroney, Fr. Tom Murray, and 
Paul Woods. Al Sexton, Jim 
Mulrooney, Paul Clinton, and 
Dick McLaughlin have the best of 
two worlds between FL and the 
Cape. Dr. Hugh McCarthy has re- 
tired from surgery and lives in FL 
when he is not back in MA. Full- 
time Floridians are Jim McMahon, 
Dick Shuman, Bernie Cullen, Paul 
Donovan, Jim Leonard, who wit- 
nessed the Passion Play in 
Oberammergau with Fr. Paul 
Rynne. Also in FL are Frank 
O'Leary, who has fourteen grand- 
children, Dick Mayo, Dave 
Fitzpatrick, and Bob Doherty. 
From western MA we heard from 
Dave Murphy, Jim Parsons, Bill 
Gauthier, who claims his BC bas- 
ketball uniform still fits him, John 
Loughman, Matt Towle, and Larry 
Murren. New Englanders include 
Jack Leary (NH), Joe Carr, Joe 
Keohane, and Mary Conneely (RI), 
Al Perrault, Paul McPherson, who 
is easing into retirement (CT), and 
Barbara Cassidy (ME). From NY 
we heard from Frank Torpey, Jack 
Donovan, Gene Clark, whose son 
won a GM Motors competition in a 
punt catching contest at an NFL 
game, (40/40), Larry Vachon, who 

has been retired ten years, Joe 
Chisholm and John Kastberg. 
Sorry to hear that John's wife re- 
cently passed away. • Notes from 
VA from Ken Flynn, Bill Killoran, 
Dr. Robert Gaughan, John Healy, 
Walter McDonough, and Dr. 
Charlie Carroll, whose son has a 
medical practice in Naples. • Paul 
Doucette, Bill Scholz, and Tom 
O'Connell are in GA, and Paul 
McDevitt is in Hilton Head, SC. 

Do you have a friend or 
classmate doing something 
interesting in her/his 
personal or professional 
life? If so, send an email to for 
a profile consideration. 

Also received greetings from John 
Ricci, WI, Dana Doherty, MN; 
Meritt Mahoney, MI; Jim 
Stapleton, TN; Frank Hogan, PA; 
Bill Walsh, IL; Dave Sullivan and 
Tim O'Connell, OH; Charlie 
Kohaut, IN; Hugh Donaghue, DE; 
Bob Sheaand Margaret 
MacDonald in MD. Received notes 
from Frank Dooley, Larry Sullivan, 
Fran Duggan, Charlie Brown, Lois 
Doyle, Dick Bangs, Dan 
McElaney, Fred Meagher, Pat 
Chard O'Neil, Dick McBride, 
Dick Driscoll, Jim DiGiacomo, 
Addie Powers, Tom Megan, whose 
sixth child, David, was recently mar- 
ried and is now practicing law, Bob 
Hart, Ed Goulart, Jack Monahan, 
Bob Freeley, Fr. Henry Jennings, 
Joe Ottaviano, Mike McCarthy, 
Jim Kenneally, Paul Flynn, Gene 
Giroux, Bernie Dwyer, Paul Nolan 
and Tom McElroy. Also from John 
O'Connor, who recently retired 
from practicing law, Tom Hayes 
and Mary Fallon McCabe. Also 
heard from Joe Shay, Art Powell, 
Kirwin MacMillan, Betty Lawton 
and Murray Viehl. Greetings north 
of Boston were from Bill Newell, 
Beatrice Olivieri Ames, Hugh 
Doyle, Anthony Massaro, John 
Coughlin, Jim Callahan, Bob 
Allen, Joe Miett, who travels when 
not skiing, Tom Cullinan, John 
Kellaher, Joe Muscato, Henry 
Gailiunas, Mary McLaughlin, Dan 
Callanan, Fred O'Sullivan, Steve 
Casey and Marie O'Connor. South 
of Boston we also heard from Tom 
O'Keefe, Ed Bilwin, Bob Trimper, 
who has moved to Quincy Bay after 
thirty-two years in Sudbury, Bernie 
O'Sullivan, Fr. Paul Curran in 



Whitman, Larry Durkee, Sheila 
Stanton, Bill Curtin, Larry Pike, 
Frank Sullivan, Anthony Vignone, 
Cynthia Amarello, who has retired, 
has four children and six grandchil- 
dren, Bill Doherty, who lives in 
Pelham, NH, and Scituate, and 
Frank McGonagle. • I saw an ar- 
ticle in The Heights (December) 
written by three seniors and I want 
to pass it on since it pertains to our 
class. The three young ladies went 
to the BC-ND football game in 
South Bend with friends, but had no 
tickets. Fortunately, someone came 
along with two extra tickets and gave 
them to these super fans who were 
able to get another ticket, thus end- 
ing their problem. The ladies were 
ever so grateful, but in their excite- 
ment did not get the name of the 
individual who came to their rescue . 
They then wrote to the Heights and 
expressed their Gratitude but were 
sorry they did not have the name of 
the person. The only identity they 
had was that the kind gentleman was 
wearing a white cap, which had 
printed on it "BC '52". I have asked 
around to determine who it was but 
no one could help me - can you? 
Frank Dooley and George Gallant 
are working diligently on the fiftieth 
anniversary yearbook. Please send 
requested information to them, in- 
cluding news and interesting pho- 
tos. That's it for now but please send 


Robert W.Kelly 
586 White Cliffs Drive 
Plymouth, MA 02360 
(508) 888-3550 

A hearty group of classmates braved 
a cold January night to enjoy good 
company, a good mean, a great BC 
victory over BU, some different 
prizes, and a few funny stories. Once 
again the ladies prevailed. Airs. James 
Dunn won a sweatshirt, Mrs. Joe 
Carroll won Tom O'Connor's new 
book, The ABC's of Boston, and Mrs. 
Bob Sullivan won a couple of wine 
glasses as did Mrs. Leo Casey. Paul 
Coughlin defended male honors 
when he won the golf shell. Our next 
event that we will report on is our 
annual golf outing. Sometime soon, 
however, we will decide on a football 
game, watch your mail. We had an- 
other informative note from the first 
Joseph Greer scholarship recipi- 
ent, Heather Maffa fromNatick, who 
is pursuing a degree in education. 
She has been nominated to the Gold 
Key National Honor Society and 

the National Society of Collegiate 
Scholars. She appreciates the sup- 
port that the scholarship provides. I 
think Joe would be proud of her and 
our ongoing contributions. Hope 
you all included a little extra this 
year, tuition went up! Congratula- 
tions to the priests from our class 
who are celebrating the fortieth year 
of their ordination. So far the only 
suggestion we received for a fiftieth 
reunion trip is a cruise to Bermuda. 
Another suggestion which we will 
act on is a questionnaire. Let's say 
2000-2001 has been a spectacular 
sports year at BC - football, basket- 
ball, and hockey on the national 
scene. Let's give all the support we 
can muster to athletic director Gene 
DeFilippo for putting together the 
pieces that led to this success at our 
school. • Received a note from Jack 
Horrigan telling me that his brother, 
Joseph Horrigan passed away Au- 
gust 12, 2000, in Fairfield Glade, 
TN. Joe is survived by his wife, Lon 
and three children. Paul Gannon 
passed away Jan 8, 2001. This was 
received from Jerry Eskin. Jerry 
says that Paul died of pneumonia. 
May he rest in peace. • Your re- 
porter here received a nice note from 
a missing classmate - it's short so I'll 
copy it for you. Dated February 11, 
2001, Taipei, Taiwan: "Dear Me! I 
disappeared into the Orient after my 
graduation from BC and have had 
very little contact with my old class- 
mates since then. But I was deeply 
moved by your report of Rod 
O'Neil's cancer and its remission. 
Rod and I are good friends. I was in 
the Fulton Debating Society and 
gave him pretty good competition. I 

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even got the gold medal he won. 
Sincerely, John McLellan." "John, 
since the time you wrote, Rod O'Neil 
did pass away. However, I'm sure, 
looking down and reading these 
notes he's happy to know that you 
finally owned up to the disappear- 
ance of his gold medal - just kidding. 
If you send us your address I'll print 
it and perhaps a classmate or two 
passing through your area will give 
you a call! • Back to business in the 
states again. Met up with a few class- 
mates at the BC Club of Cape Cod 
Christmas party - Jerry 
McLaughlin, Dick Farley, Gene 

Murray, Jim Livingston, and Fred 
Conroy - they all looked great and 
wanted me to remember them to all 
the classmates. 'Jack Warren called 

me and told me that his wife tore a 
ligament in her leg (probably trying 
to kick him) but she's progressing 
nicely with his care. • Saw White 
Cliffs neighbor Frank Drago the 
other evening. He tells me he had 
lunch with Fr. Tom Fleming the 
other week and that Fr. Tom will be 
visiting the Dragos on his days off 
this summer. Sounds good to me! By 
the way, Frank has a new address at 
White Cliffs - 214 White Cliffs 
Drive, Plymouth, 02360. • Just vis- 
ited our other classmate Guy 
Digirolamo this morning. Guy and 
Joanne are having the inside of their 
condo painted, and so you can pic- 
ture their condo size, the painter has 
been there three weeks and hasn't 
finished the first floor and hasn't 
started the second. They're plan- 
ning a Fourth of July party, that is if 
the painting's finished! • We're still 
in need of class dues, $25.00. Send to 
Boston College Class '53, c/o James 
Lynch, Treasurer, Garrett-Lynch 
Insurance Agency, 411 Highland 
Ave., Somerville, 02146. • So, until 
next time, keep the letters, calls, and 
whatever coming. -The busy '53 


David F. Pierre 

PO Box 72 

Prides Crossing, MA 01965 

Last October, Rev. Paul 
Clougherty celebrated his fortieth 
anniversary in the priesthood. Sev- 
eral hundred people attended the 
Mass at St. Theresa's Church in West 
Roxbury. Paul is the twin brother of 
Donald Clougherty, who passed 
away in 1994. Making the trip for 
the occasion from Essex Junction, 
VT, were Claire and Leo Maguire. 
• Looking back to January, thirty 
classmates with their wives and rela- 
tives attended a hockey game at the 
Conte Forum. Watching our na- 
tionally ranked Eagles beat BU were: 
Frank Bonarrigo, Mary McCourt, 
Gene Doherty, John Ford, Dick 
Hughes, Bob King, Ed Kodzis, 
Tom Lane, Dan Miley, Len 
Matthews, Paul McKenna, Frank 
Patchell, Peter Nobile, Murray 
Regan, Bob Sanborn, George 
Seaver, and Tom Warren. • In 
June of 2000, Pat and Bob King 
along with Connie and Charlie 
Pelzarski went on an Alumni Asso- 
ciation sponsored trip to 

Oberammergau, Germany, to view 
a passion play there. An evolving 
version of, the play has been per- 
formed every ten years since that 
town was spared the ravages of the 
Black Plague in 1350. The trip 
started in Zurich; two days at Lake 
Lucerne; through Bern to Lake 
Geneva; two days by the Matahorn; 
overnight at St. Moritz; train ride 
through the Swiss Alps to Innsbruck; 
two days in Salzburg; a visit to 
Hider's mountain-top retreat. Then 
two days in Oberammergau for the 
reenactment of Christ's Passion. The 
play is performed five days a week 
from May to October. The football 
field-size audience is covered by a 
roof, but the stage is open to the 
elements and performed in all kinds 
of weather. The cast of about 1,500 
are all residents of the town and 
come and go between their full-time 
jobs, and the theater, on a continual 
basis all day. The play runs from 9 
a.m. to noon, and reconvenes from 3 
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bob King reports 
that it is a staggeringly real presen- 
tation. Tears well in one's eyes when 
Jesus meets his mother, and when 
His cross is lifted up. It is an experi- 
ence one never forgets. Blessings 
and thanks are sent to associate di- 
rector of the Alumni Association, 
Mary Neville, for arranging the trip, 
and to Rev. Bill Mclnness, SJ, of the 
BC faculty for daily Mass and prayers. 


Marie J. Kelleher 
12 Tappan Street 
Melrose, MA 02176 
(781) 665-2669 

The Emmys have been given out 
and now I would like to propose that 
the Class of 1955 Media Award be 
given to Barbara Brooks Flory and 
her husband, Curt, for their excel- 
lent presentation on a recent edition 
of Chronicle. For those of you out- 
side the Boston area, this show airs 
Monday-Friday on the ABC affili- 
ate. One night the segment was de- 
voted to the care of the mentally ill. 
Barbara and Curt were interviewed 
because of their involvement in the 
Alliance for the Mentally 111. They 
have devoted many hours over sev- 
eral years to the cause of the men- 
tally ill and have attempted to obtain 
more and better services for them. • 
Gerald Pine deserves congratula- 
tions! As a professor at the Lynch 
School of Education here at BC, he 
obtained a substantial grant to sup- 
port a partnership between the 
Lynch School and the Watertown 


public schools. I hope to learn more 
about it at the Laetare Sunday Com- 
munion Breakfast. Speaking of 
which, once again many thanks are 
sent to Bob Kelleher for the many 
hours he spent on the telephone 
encouraging classmates to come to 
it. Because of his efforts, our num- 
bers have grown so, if you've never 
come or if for some reason you have 
stopped coming, please consider 
joining us next year on the fourth 
Sunday of lent. • I am very grateful 
to Amy MacKinnon for letting me 
know that her dad, Neil 
MacKinnon, died last September. 
Many of you will remember that 
Neil was a physics major. As he pur- 
sued a life-long career in the field, 
Neil counted among his accomplish- 
ments being a part of the team that 
developed the first nuclear subma- 
rine. Neil had retired from Texas 
Instruments after having worked for 
them for thirty-eight years. I want to 
offer prayers and sympathy from 
myself and on behalf of you, our 
classmates, to his wife, Barbara, his 
five children and five grandchildren. 
It is important for you to let me 
know of the deaths of loved ones or 
classmates because, while the clip- 
ping service does a very good job for 
the Alumni Association, they some- 
times don't recognize a BC connec- 
tion. • In four short years we will 
become Golden Eagles. Lastyear, as 
we prepared to celebrate our forty- 
fifth anniversary, Lynne Vellante, 
an assistant director for the Alumni 
Association, was our mentor and 
guide. Lynne spent many hours help- 
ing us with our planning and making 
the arrangements, which ensured the 
fact that we had an absolutely won- 
derful time. Lynne has decided to 
make a career move and won't be 
available to share her knowledge and 
expertise with us so I'd like to take 
this opportunity to wish her God- 
speed and hope that her future will 
be filled with good health, success, 
and happiness. • In reflection, I had 
a cousin, Ed Hannon, an Annapolis 
grad, who spent most of his career in 
the Navy aboard submarines until 
he was assigned to the Pentagon. He 
served aboard one of the first nuclear 
subs. Imagine, one of my classmates 
having such an important part in his 
career. It is a small world. Send mail. 
This column only gets written with 
your help. Thanks. 


Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Avenue 
Manhasset, NY 11030 
(516) 627-0973 

her for substitute teaching). Others 
included Doris and John Mahaney 
and Beverly and Dr. Frank 
Frecchero. • More update cards: V. 


Steve Barry 

11 Albamont Road 

Winchester, MA 01890 

(781) 729-6389 

On January 7, we had forty-seven 
at a Mass and dinner, and fifty- 
seven at an exciting hockey game 
against BU, which the Eagles won 
handily. Fr. William Mclnnis, 
alumni chaplain, said the Mass 
because Rev. Dave Gill was in El 
Salvador with students on the Je- 
suit volunteers program. Joe 
DiSalvo was extraordinary minis- 
ter, and Ernestine Bolduc was 
lector. Bob McDonald and his 
son came; it was Bob's first class 
event. In the drawings at the din- 
ner, Art Reilly, Tom Walsh 
(Lorraine Condon Walsh's hus- 
band), and Peter Colleary won 
the tickets for the Second Helping 
Gala. Norm Roy won BC glasses 
and Joe Connor took home a BC 
shirt. Kathy and Leo Power were 
pleased when their sons came over 
between periods. • On Valentine's 
Day, we had forty-two for the class 
dinner at the BC Club. Caroline 
Kenny Foley had arranged it, in- 
cluding a bus for nineteen of us 
from Alumni House. Caroline's 
sister, Mary Lou, came, but Dan 
missed it due to the death of his 
mother. Maire and Jim 
McLaughlin had adventure com- 
ing through a snowstorm to the 
first round of the Beanpot Tour- 
nament (BC defeated BU again to 
win the tourney). They have re- 
cently been to Ireland and FL and 
were planning a Caribbean cruise. 
Talked with Mary and Norm Roy, 
who retired and moved back to 
enjoy cross-country skiing in NH. 
Norm had been president of the 
Financial Executives Institute for 
the last ten years. They have two 
daughters who are BC alumnae. 
Joe Hines was up from Cape Cod, 
sitting with Joyce and Dan 
McDevitt. Herb and Anne Gallo 
Holmstedt came up from Mystic, 
CT. Leo and Claire Hoban 
McCormack were present; Claire 
has retired from teaching in 
Needham (sort of- they still call 

Do you know of a 
graduate who is doing 
something interesting in 
her/his personal or 
professional life? Drop a 
note for profile 

tives. • Many thanks to all who 
responded; I'll pass more news along 
later. Now you've read what others 
have been doing; let's hear who else 
is doing what/going where? Your 
classmates and I are interested. 

Anthony and Marjorie Callahan 
Cammarota retired in MD in 1995. 
Activities include Italy, Ireland, Holy 
Land, Elderhostel trips, serving as 
docents at the Smithsonian, and 
spoiling five grandchildren. • Albert 
Carignan has gone from full-time 
CPA to part-time private tax prac- 
tice. He and Jacqueline celebrated 
their fortieth anniversary last Octo- 
ber. Their four boys have produced 
six grandchildren. Activities include 
Rotary, parish work, lectures, mu- 
sic, and many community organiza- 
tions. They'll be at the reunion, as 
will Dera and Tom Costello. Tom 
retired in 1998 from Multi-Color 
Corporation, which produces labels 
applied to plastic containers during 
the molding process. He and Dera 
play golf, enjoy their grandson, and 
take mini-trips with friends and 
former neighbors. • Gerry and Joan 
Piekarski Croteau, who became 
great-grandparents last year, are 
winding down their business in 
Groton. Joan had retired from nurs- 
ing earlier. They spent two weeks 
visiting Rome, Florence, Milan, and 
Pisa, and then went to Ireland last 
fall. • Tom Sullivan emails that 
after teaching high school English 
and coaching basketball he worked 
his way up to executive director of 
Connecticut's technical college sys- 
tem. After retiring he won a seat in 
the Connecticut State Assembly. 
Now he is teaching three days a 
week - at a state institution for de- 
linquent males and females from 
eleven and sixteen years of age. Ed 
DeSilva also retired from teaching 
in RI, but is still coaching football at 
Providence Country Day School. • 
We have sad news of Mary and Jack 
McCarthy and Dan Foley's mother. 
Jack died after a long bout with can- 
cer. Mary is confined to a nursing 
home with osteoporosis. Dan's 
mother died in February. Please re- 
member them in your prayers, as 
well as other class members and rela- 


Patricia Leary Dowling 
39 Woodside Drive 
Milton, MA 02186 


Francis E. Lynch 

27 Arbutus Lane, P.O. Box 1287 

W. Dennis, MA 02670 

(508) 398-5368 

The class held a St. Patrick's week- 
end event on March 16-18, 2001. I 
will pass on further details since this 
column has already gone to press 
beforehand. At the same time, I will 
also report on the turnout of the 
fiftieth Laetare Sunday Breakfast. • 
Tom Harrington, a professor 
emeritus at Northeastern Univer- 
sity was recently honored with the 
Distinguished Senior Award by the 
Counseling Psychology Division of 
the American Psychological Asso- 
ciation. The award is only given ev- 
ery five years. Tom continues to 
teach in the Counseling and Applied 
Educational Psychology Depart- 
ment. • Rev. Thomas Ahearn, MM, 
is now assigned to the Maryknoll's 
Superior House in Ossining, NY, 
where he is now taking on a new 
challenge for the order. As many of 
you know he spent many years bring- 
ing Christ to the people of Venezu- 
ela. We wish Tom well in all his new 
endeavors as well as good health. • 
Dick Dowling and his wife, Peggy, 
spent a few weeks in Italy last fall. 
Dick ran into Joe Danieli, '56, in 
Tuscany. Dick, and Joe were old 
ROTC comrades. Dick is also in the 
choir/chorale at St. Pius' Church in 
South Yarmouth on the Cape. Each 
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Mass is where 
you will hear the most beautiful 
music this side of heaven. The lit- 
urgy is magnificent. I make it a point 
to make this Mass myself each Sun- 
day. Each time I attend, I cannot 
help to forget when I see Dick his 
early BC chorale days, along with 
the late Joe Cotter as well as others. 
• Charles Buckley dropped a note 
from Twin Mountain, NH. Charlie 
has been weathering a big winter up 
in the north country. David L. Rico 


has recently moved into his new 
home in the Oasis section of the 
Palm Aire Country Club in Pom- 
pano Beach. Dave's email is • The class's 
first forty-fifth anniversary reunion 
is scheduled for Saturday, October 
27. The game is BC vs. Notre Dame. 
We have booked Gasson Hall and 
Rotunda for the post-game festivi- 
ties. More details will be forwarded 
to you at a later date. • As you know, 
part of this job is to report all the 
class news that I have enjoyed so 
much over the years. Lately, I have 
found it quite difficult, however, to 
report the different classmates that 
have gone on to their eternal re- 
ward. This time around is no differ- 
ent than in the past, since I have 
known each of them very well over 
the years. John J. Cogavin passed 
away last November 15, 2000. Jack 
was a very successful attorney. He 
had lived in Winchester, and leaves 
two daughters. Joseph J. Celeta of 
Milton died suddenly on January 2, 
2001. Joe was a great hockey player 
both at BC and BC High. A "Double 
Eagle," He skated I believe on the 
line with our classmates Ed Coakley 
and Bill Leary. He scored three 
goals in his final Beanpot Tourna- 
ment. Joe was a commercial real es- 
tate developer. He leaves a son and a 
married daughter. • Anthony J. 
Dipalma passed away on March 4, 
200 1 , after an extended illness. Tony 
was one of the nicest people I ever 
met at BC. He was in marketing with 
John Wissler, myself, as well our 
other CBA guys. Tony and the late 
Frank McManus took the daily 
commute in from Newton each day 
to BC, along with Jim Murphy '58. 
He spent forty years with Raytheon. 
He leaves his wife Ellen, one daugh- 
ter and two sons. "Just a reminder to 
send in your class dues in the amount 
of $25.00, if you have not already 
done so. Kindly remit to Bill Tobin, 
181 Central St., Holliston, 01746. 
As you know, class dues are our only 
single source for funding our up- 
coming reunion. Please make this 
year a banner year. Our forty-fifth 
class reunion is now a reality. Please 
make your plans, and come. 


Marjorie L. McLaughlin 
139 Parker Road 
Needham, MA 02494 
(781) 444-7252 

The online community is 
up and running! Visit it at 


David A. Rafferty, Jr. 
2296 Ashton Oaks Lane #101 
Stonebridge Country Club 
Naples, FL 34109 
(941) 596-0290 

Sincerest condolences of our class 
go out to Nancy and Sheldon Daly 
on the tragic passing of their son, 
Bobby. Sheldon has been a very ac- 
tive member of the Varsity Club, 
currently serving as treasurer, and 
he also is a member of the Class of 
'58 Committee. Our prayers are with 
you. 'Jack "Mucca" McDevitt has 
retired after a very successful career 
teaching at Medford High School. 
One of the courses he taught for 
many years was Mass Car Insurance 
Laws. Using his expertise, he has 
started his own consulting business 
advising clients as to what type of 
coverage they need. John Ahern is 
a professor at the University of To- 
ledo. Dennis Anderson is president 
of the L.W. Ellwood & Co. in 
Ridgewood, NJ. John Balmforth is 
a dentist in Acton. John Barry, liv- 
ing in Canton, is assistant vice presi- 
dent of Merrill Lynch. Dick 
Bertocchi, living in Milton, is the 
owner of Jordan Book Company in 
Stoughton. Joe Buckley, living in 
Kalamazoo, MI, is a math professor 
at Western Michigan University. 
John Cadagan, living in Arlington, 
is the president of Cambridge Valve 
and Fitting. David Callagy is the 
assistant director of Catholic Chari- 
ties in Honolulu. Frank Callnan is 
with the Department of Immigra- 
tion in Houlton, ME. Ernie Caponi, 
living in Leominster, is the senior 
engineer with Select Engineering 
Corp. in Fitchburg. Al Carroll con- 
tinues his career with Paine Webber 
while living in beautiful Cape Eliza- 
beth, ME. Everett Casey, living in 
Middleboro, is a professor at BC. 
Bill Charron is president of IDK 
Industries in Rockland. Long time, 
no see, Bill! Norman Clairmont, 
living in Windham, NH, is a retired 
airline captain with USAir. Frederic 
Clancy is a sales engineer with 
Tektronix, Inc. in Gaithersburg, 
MD. Paul Ellis is a management 
consultant with Ellis Enterprises in 
La Canacha, CA. Francis Flynn is a 

sales representative with McGraw- 
Hill in Manchester, MO. Janice 
Judge Fox is director of institu- 
tional advancement at Laboure Col- 
lege in Dorchester. • While at his 
retreat in Marco Island, Ed Gilmore 
organized a reception for the BC 
Club of Southwest Florida prior to 
the Boston Pops Concert at Teco 
Arena in Estero. A good time was 
had by all who attended. • Walter 
Gay is a consulting scientist for the 
Olin Corp in Cheshire, CT. Charles 
George, living in Braintree, is an 
assistant professor atMass Bay Com- 
munity College. Paul Grip recently 
became my neighbor at Stonebridge 
CC in Naples. The other location he 
hangs his hat is Dublin, NH. Bob 
Hallisey, living in Winchester, is 
director of the MA Department of 
Public Health. Bob Hanrahan is 
president and owner of Hancu Steel 
Corp. in Holyoke. Louis Harrigan 
is vice president of Elder Industries 
in Newport Beach, CA. David 
Henwood is the Eastern Regional 
Manager for Unisource Worldwide 
Inc. Don Hughes is the senior ac- 
count representative for Smyder 
Security Group in Danvers. Tom 
Lynch is the vice president for the 
New Jersey Reinsurance Co. in West 
Trenton. Dante Marinelli contin- 
ues to divide his time between Naples 
and Westborough. Dante is the 
owner of Village Photo and Imaging 
in Framingham. Dick McArdle has 
retired as a partner with Arthur 
Anderson and is living in Naples. 
Barbara McDonald Quigly, living 
in South Natick, is an instructor at 
St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of 
Nursing. Bob Ricciardelli, living in 
Melrose, is regional credit manager 
of Stride Rite Corp. in Cambridge. 
Enjoyed getting together with John 
Feloney, Jim Quinn, and "Mucca" 
McDevitt in Naples this past winter. 
• The class committee will miss 
Lynne Vellane, our class contact for 
'58 events, who has recently left the 
Alumni Association to pursue an- 
other opportunity. • Condolences 
of the class go out to the family of 
Danny Doherty, a veteran proba- 
tion officer at the Charlestown Dis- 
trict Court, who recently passed 
away. It is getting near impossible to 
continue writing these class notes 
since I hardly hear from any class- 
mates. Please, all it takes is a quick 
phone call or a short note to let me 
know what is going on in your lives. 
I need help! Don't forget your class 
dues. Send $25 to Jack "Mucca" 
McDevitt, 28 Cedar St., Medford, 


Sheila Hurley Canty 

P.O. Box 386 

North Falmouth, MA 02556-0386 


Frank Martin 

6 Sawyer Road 

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 

(781) 237-2131 

Thanks again for all of your notes 
and email. • Jim Marrinan writes 
that he and Cynthia have been living 
in the DC area for thirty-four years. 
Jim is retired after many years in 
hospital associations and the US 
Public Health Service. Jim has been 
traveling to Turkey, Ireland, and 
India and plans a trip to New Zealand 
and Australia to be with daughter 
Anne who is teaching in Southeast 
Asia. Their second daughter, June 
'87, is in public relations in New 
York. Jim gets back to BC for a 
football game and is active in the 
Washington BC Club. Barbara and I 
saw Jim McCormack's wife Sandy 
and their daughter Caitlin over the 
Fourth of July in Potomac, MD. 
Sandy is well and living in Leesburg, 
VA, and is still active in the horse 
world. Frank MacMillan is practic- 
ing gastroenterology on the North 
Shore and is not retiring for another 
few years. He and Marcy have five 
children and six grandchildren. • 
Tom Norton writes from Falmouth 
of the birth of granddaughter 
Katelyn to son Michael and his wife 
Corinne. Bill McCarthy has re- 
tired from teaching high school and 
now lives in Port Charlotte, FL. Bill's 
children have all graduated, Larisa 
from William and Mary, Kim from 
Umass, and Brian from Harvard. 
Bill misses BC hockey but gets to 
one or two football games. Joe Fallo 
writes that he came up from Marco 
Island last summer to have lunch at 
the BC Club with Al Vitale, Bob 
Churchville, Tom Whalen, and 
Terry McDonald. They are plan- 
ning to make this an annual event. • 
Ed Savill has retired from US Cus- 
toms after many years as regional 
director and is thinking of moving to 
FL soon. Dick Ganong has retired 
after forty years in the investment 
business. This will cause some alarm 
with his golfing friends. Nancy 
Langton writes from Naples, FL 
(where they must need a BC Club), 
of her new marriage and her new 
interior design company. Here's an 


unusual story - Angelo Taranto and 
John Conrad, Jr. were both hired in 
1959 and retired in 1994 from 
Chelmsford High School where they 
were both inducted into the High 
School Hall of Fame. Angie and 
Mary have three children and four 
grandchildren. Jack and Carole have 
five children and ten grandchildren. 
Congratulations to Angie and Jack. 
• John Blake writes of his retire- 
ment from the federal government 
and his enjoyment of a leisure life of 
golf, skiing, and hiking. John re- 
mains in touch with classmates Tim 
Tobin, Dick Flanigan, Dick 
O'Shaugnessy, and Ed McKenna. 
George Larkin writes from the 
woods of NH of his new grandchild. 
George is two years from retirement 
and is planning a visit to those of us 
who live in exotic places (like Bos- 
ton). • I have seen Bill York, Peter 
McLaughlin, Charlie McCullagh, 
Joe McGuill, and Tom Hughes at 
several events this year. They look 
much older than I do. • Keep writ- 
ing. Have a good summer. 

welcome. May each of you enjoy a 
summer of rest and relaxation. 


Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Drive 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(508) 823-1188 

Helen (Craig) Lynch called in De- 
cember with the sad news of Lilyann 
(Mitchell) Porter's sudden death at 
her home in Larchmont, NY. 
Lilyann was such a charming and 
delightful member of our class and 
will be gready missed. We send our 
prayers and deepest sympathy to her 
children and family. • Helen also 
mentioned seeing Sr. Gabrielle 
Husson at Kenwood during a recent 
visit to Albany, NY. Helen said Sr. 
Husson was remarkably alert during 
their afternoon together reminisc- 
ing over Newton days. • Cupid sends 
news of a recent wedding in our 
class! Gird (Little) Waterman and 
Bob Casey were married in Febru- 
ary. Our happiest wishes to the new- 
lyweds for many wonderful years 
together. • It is so nice seeingjoanne 
Hynet, Janet Twomey, Honey 
McLaughlin, Kathleen Lawlor, 
and Ellen Leone during our Lenten 
meedngs of the Guild of the Holy 
Spirit. We are all so happy thatjanet 
Twomey is coordinating the Guild 
programs again after her recent ill- 
ness. • Bill and I welcomed our first 
grandchild, Riley Eileen Casey, on 
February 18. We're just delighted 
with our new role as grandparents! 
Any news updates would be most 


Joseph R. Carty 
253 River Street 
Norwell, MA 02061 

Information this quarter is sparse 
but a request for information about 
you and your family and pursuits is 
encouraged especially those of you 
who are SHY. A prayer from a past 
Laetare Communion Breakfast by 
St. Francis De Sales reads as follows: 
"Do not look forward to what might 
happen tomorrow. The same ever- 
lasting Father who cares for you to- 
day will take care of you tomorrow 
and every day. Either He will shield 
you from suffering, or He will give 
you unfailing strength to bear it. Be 
at peace then and put aside all anx- 
ious thoughts and imaginations. 


Patricia McCarthy Dorsey 
53 Clarke Road 
Needham, MA 02492 
(781) 235-3752 


Robert W. Sullivan, Jr. 

P.O. Box 1966/484 Pleasant Street 

Brockton, MA 02303 

(508) 588-1966 

Only occasionally in life do people 
get the chance to say something of 
significance in the sense that a tan- 
gible contribution is made to some 
worthwhile endeavor. In the case of 
this column the news of classmates' 
whereabouts, activities, and general 
status is passed on. Once in a while 
there is the opportunity to encour- 
age support of an important effort 
by someone (Father Mike Duffy's 
wonderful work in Philadelphia 
sticks out as an example). This edi- 
tion will be a great opportunity for 
me to lay before you the case for our 
class's support of Boston College. 
Let me assure you this is not about 
money! It is about caring and a whole 
set of values that are well above and 
beyond financial considerations. • 
It is vital to understand that the 
future prosperity of our university 
will be determined by rankings of 
various academic measuring stan- 

dards. Among the standards are two 
important measures that are within 
our control: financial contributions 
of the alumni of the university and 
the percent of the alumni that par- 
ticipate in giving programs. The 
entire set of standards is then tabu- 
lated to see which colleges and uni- 
versities should have the highest level 
of respect and support. Sadly, BC 
often fails to meet the standard that 
most would assume of us from the 
perspective of alumni support, espe- 
cially with respect to the percent of 
our alumni who participate. • As our 
reunion was being organized some 
goals were set. It was determined 
that a class gift of $ 1 ,200,000.00 was 
ambitious but achievable and that a 
minimum of 50 percent of our class 
would care enough to participate at 
some level. Indeed it is surprising 
that a great deal more than 50 per- 
cent don't get on board. Tom Mar- 
tin, reunion gift chairman, and Jack 
Joyce, our class president, have 
drafted a letter that says as of March 
1, 2001, we have gifts or pledges 
amounting to $1,096,730. 00 but only 
41 percent participation. We will 
undoubtedly reach our dollar goal, 
but still need to do much more to set 
even higher participation standards 
for classes that follow. Moreover, we 
can provide a lasting contribution to 
BC's ability to be recognized for its 
place among the very best of the 
world's universities and most wor- 
thy of respect and support. • I wrote 
in this column last year that every 
contribution is a very positive and 
welcome one; I should have added 
that it is also very important. Please 
give this year's gift and most impor- 
tantly your personal participation 
the consideration we need so very 
much. Gifts received and pledges 
completed by May 30, 2002, will 
count towards our class gift. Help us 
set a new standard. • A great time 
was had by all who attended the 
festivities on February 17, which 
included a tour of the art exhibit of 
Edvard Munch. A special thanks is 
due to Nancy Joyce for the wonder- 
ful way in which she conducted the 
tour. After the tour, a well-prepared 
meal was provided, and a memo- 
rable basketball game played , which 
our guys pulled out against Provi- 
dence College. Following the game, 
John Carr was selected as most ani- 
mated and vocal of all the alumni. • 
John Greene emailed me to say his 
life is great. He has graduated all 
three of his kids from BC. • Ann 
Mulligan is a grandmother for the 
third time. She gets together with 
Claire Lawton, Maureen Looney, 
and Chris Mayor to discuss their 
continuing commitment to the 

healthcare field. • Nino Di Ianni is 
retired after thirty-one years with 
Polaroid but spends about two days 
per week consulting for them. • As 
sometimes happens, sad word came 
from Cape Coral, FL, that Arline 
Sinatra passed away leaving her hus- 
band Salvatore and four children. 
Our prayers are for her, her family, 
and all our departed classmates: we 
pray in faith, hope, and loving re- 
membrance. • Please remember to 
keep me posted as to your interests 
and whereabouts; I cannot write this 
column without your help. • God 
speed to all. 

61 N 

Mary Kane Sullivan 

35 Hundreds Road 

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-1422 

(781) 235-1777 


Richard N. Hart, Jr. 
5 Amber Road 
Hingham, MA 02043 
(781) 749-3918 


Mary Ann Brennan Keyes 
94 Abbott Poad 
Wellesley, MA 02481 
(781) 235-6226 


Dianne M. Duffin-Stanley 
6 Hanover Street 
Newbury, MA 01951 
(978) 465-0857 


Marie Craigin Wilson 
2701 Treasure Lane 
Naples, FL 34102 
(94i) 435-9709 




Maureen Gallagher Costello 
42 Doncaster Street 
Roslindale, MA 02131 
(617) 323-4652 


Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 

125 Elizabeth Road 

New Rochelle, NY 10804-3106 

(914) 636-0214 

I couldn't write about this until now 
because it would have been before I 
knew the outcome, but I am happy 
to report that our nineteen-year-old 
daughter, Alexis, is recovering nicely 
from what is called "closed heart 
surgery" for a coarctation of the 
aorta. This condition is usually dis- 
covered in infancy and corrected 
immediately. Alexis managed to es- 
cape detection until last fall when, as 
a member of the Smith College crew 
team, her blood pressure soared dur- 
ing a routine check. Surgery was 
done January 3 and corrected the 
condition completely so she will be 
able to lead a perfectly normal life. 
No crew for now, though! • Bunny 
Verdon e-mailed me recently and it 
was so much fun that I now give you 
Bunny in her own words: "I moved 
back to NYC a year ago, having 
spent '88-'91 in law school in San 
Diego, '9 1 -'98 in Raleigh, NC, prac- 
ticing criminal law and '98-'99 back 
in San Diego, where I got to pal 
around with Kay Raleigh 
DiFrancesca. NC was great for the 
kind of work I was doing (crime was 
up!) but there was NO LIFE for 
someone 'between husbands' and 
looking! I am now working at a firm 
in Brooklyn Heights and searching 
for a job in the media. Ideally, I 
would like to work with Geraldo 
Rivera as an investigative reporter — 
anyone know anyone? My e-mail is 
(don't laugh) holdat3 " 
Thanks, Bunny, for the wonderfully 
entertaining update. • Sad news 
brother-in-law, Kevin Cox, Sr., and 
his courageous batde against Lou 
Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS, 
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His 
son, Kevin Jr., and two nephews 
climbed to the summit of Mt. 
Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money 
to help fight this disease and aid 
people stricken with it. Their climb 
mirrors Cox, Sr.'s ascent three years 
earlier to honor his nephew and god- 
son, Brian Dunleavy, Louise's son, 

who died in a tragic ice-climbing 
accident in NH in 1987, and whose 
next conquest was to have been 
Kilimanjaro. I have a cousin who 
also suffers from this devastating ill- 
ness and so I was happy to receive 
information on contributing to this 
fund. Should others be interested, it 
is: ALS Association, 500 Office Cen- 
ter Drive, Suite 340, Fort Washing- 
ton, PA, 19034-32 14, Attention: Cox 
Family Fund. • In a lighter vein, 
when placing a catalog order re- 
cently, I gave my address in New 
Rochelle and the order-taker re- 
sponded with "oh, the home of the 
Petries." I countered with "Rob and 
Laura" and we both laughed as we 
admitted we were dating ourselves. 
She told me she had always assumed 
New Rochelle was fictional, created 
for "The Dick Van Dyke Show." 
Well, it's real and I'm still living 
here, but this column may become 
fictional if I don't hear from more of 
you. Please get in touch — and many 
thanks to those of you who already 

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Patricia McNulty Harte 
6 Everett Ave. 
Winchester, MA 01890 
(781) 729-1187 

Congratulations to Vic Ciardello 

who was presented by the secretary 
of defense one of the 2000 Presiden- 
tial Rank Awards as a meritorious 
executive in the Senior Executive 
Service of the US Government. Lynn 
and David Falwell are moving back 
to the Boston area. Dave has been 
president and chief executive officer 
of Omega Performance Corpora- 
tion in Charlotte, NC. His next ob- 
jective is to hold a leadership position 
in a growth-oriented organization. 
Dave and Lynn have two grown chil- 
dren. John Frechette has retired as 
vice president and director of hu- 
man resources for Owens-Illinois, 
Inc. after twenty-five years of ser- 
vice with the company. John plans to 
take some time off and most likely 
work on a consulting basis in labor 
relations/human resource manage- 
ment with a law firm. John and his 
wife, Patricia, have three children, 
Joshua, and twins Sean and Jule. 

Linda Crimmins 
RRi Box 1396 
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 


Robert M. Ford 
22 Robbins Road 
Watertown, MA 02472-3449 
(617) 923-4823 

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We had class action in early Febru- 
ary at the Agonquin Club in Back 
Bay. A good time was had by all; too 
many to list here. It was a reunion 
enthusiastic group. Double eagle 
Gerald K. Kelley, Esq. was coaxed 
to give us a little speech on his can- 
didacy for Alumni Association di- 
rector over ten years. Gerry is 
currently assistant general counsel 
for the MBTA. Our other class of 
1 966 candidate, His Honor Charles 
J. Heffernan, Jr., would be our 
choice for vice president/president- 
elect. The election will be over when 
this is published, but it is hoped that 
we supported our classmates. Our 
president, Dane E. Baird, presided 
over the gathering while Kathleen 
B. (Brennan)McMenimen worked 
the crowd like the seasoned politi- 
cian that she is, and yours truly sat by 
the fire and enjoyed the setting. • 
Greg Plunkett, '53 knows a good 
time. He managed to crash the party 
with the help of Mary G. (Halligan) 
Shann. • Early retirement for teach- 
ers is new this year to MA, so Kathy, 
yours truly, and Daniel F. X. Healy 
(with his wife, Anne Marie) had no 
problem finding common ground 
for conversation. This is the year; 
Dan and I are counting the days. 
Paul G. Delaney made the rounds 
at the affair, as did Paul F. Hogan 
and Thomas J. Galligan, III. Paul 
Hogan is chief risk officer at 
FleetBoston Financial, and Tom 
Galligan is president and CEO of 
Papa Gino's of America. But enough 
of the Algonquin! We can bring 
attention to Pelican Bay, Naples, 
FL, to find Kathleen M. (Walsh) 
Hughes and her husband Bill. She 
highly recommends the Naples ex- 

perience. She left behind her teach- 
ing career in Scituate, and is now an 
event planner for Bank One, Naples. 
Also in the sunshine state we find 
Edward W. Toomey in Boca Raton 
where he is president and CEO of 
Brandel-Stephens Company, a mar- 
keting engineering firm specializing 
in wire, cable, connectors, and 
switches for the electronics/telecom/ 
aerospace industries. • On a sad note, 
David P. McCreesh passed away 
onNovember 30, 2000, inNewBrit- 
ain, CT. David was the principal of 
St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 
New Britain, and he had been at that 
school for thirty-four years. In that 
city, he had been active in the Knights 
of Columbus and St Anthony's 
Church. He was devout. His mother, 
Margaret McCreesh, resides in 
Bristol, CT. • Having four grown 
children (two girls and two boys, 
one of each married) out in the work- 
ing world, Jane (Maloney) 
Heffernan and Lee, her husband, 
enjoy their summer home of twenty 
years in Falmouth. Lee is retired 
from IBM and Jane is a school nurse 
in the Acton Public Schools, so the 
summers must be e-e-a-a-asy. Carol 
F. Davis teaches French and ad- 
vanced Spanish at Sacred Heart High 
School in Kingston. She loves classi- 
cal piano, and she is studying at the 
Cape Cod Conservatory. Carol has 
returned to live in Plymouth after 
teaching in public school in Machias, 
ME. Frank J. Pados, Kevin H. 
Weilding, James E. Lennertz, Paul 
C. Marshall, and Charles J. 
Heffernan, Jr. got together at West 
Point for the Army game last fall. 
After the game they and their wives 
went to dinner for a mini-reunion. • 
Changing jobs one month and hav- 
ing a daughter's wedding the next 
month, that is the experience of 
Judith (Burns) Downes last Au- 
gust and September. Judy started 
working for Cramer Productions in 
Norwood in August, and daughter 
Lisa Downes, '95, was married Sep- 
tember 1 5 in Boston. • The board of 
directors of the Alumni Association 
is interested in compiling a list of BC 
alumni who are veterans of Korea, 
Vietnam, or Desert Storm. If you 
have information contact Major 
Dennis Carey at (617) 552-3230. 



Catherine Beyer Hurst 
49 Lincoln Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141 

(617) 497-4924 

This column features reunion news 
from those of you who returned early 
class notes forms. If you have not yet 
sent in your class notes, it's never 
too late! More news will follow in 
subsequent issues, since all columns 
have a limit on the number of words 
per issue. • Pat Foley DiSilvio is a 
member of the romance languages 
faculty at Tufts, and she serves as 
coordinator of Italian. She and 
Alessandro are the parents of Laila, 
28, Francesca, 19, and Lorenzo, 18, 
and have also shared their home this 
past year with a Brazilian exchange 
student. • Kathy Byron Kahr's 
1968 social work degree from BC 
enabled her to "find a suitable career 
early in life". She is a clinical social 
worker in private practice in Provi- 
dence, RI where she offers group 
therapy, couples therapy, and indi- 
vidual therapy. Kathy's father died 
in 1998, and her mother is in very 
poor health in assisted living. Her 
retarded sister was placed in a group 
home this past August, and Kathy 
reports that she's doing great! The 
Kahr's sons, Byron and Tony, are 
students at Northwestern and BC 
respectively; she voices the words of 
many of our generation when she 
says: "It's a big change to have the 
kids grown and off to college — now 
we are immersed in the care of eld- 
erly parents." • Kathy HylandKrein 
is still in West Hartford, CT, and 
working for Highmark Life and 
Casualty in Hartford. She is also the 
proud grandmother of year-old 
Brigid Cullen. Kathy echoes a re- 
frain we hear from many of you 
when she says that she is "just as busy 
and not sure why or how". • Louise 
Mazyck Woodruff received her 
MBA this past year from Anna Maria 
College, and is still running her suc- 
cessful business, Distinctive Art and 
Accessories. Louise's husband, Jim, 
has been a faculty colleague of your 
class secretary's in the management 
department at Simmons College this 
year. • Lucy Fortin Khoury is an 
LCSW psychotherapist in the Kai- 
ser Department of Psychiatry and 
Addiction Medicine. After thirty 
years of being a therapist, she wanted 
the physical challenge of becoming 
a citrus and avocado farmer/grower! 
She "purchased twenty acres — am 
restoring the earth and trees to health 
through organic methods — my gift 

to the planet for all the blessings in 
my life." Lucy still practices therapy 
halftime, and is undergoing a major 
life transition — all three of her chil- 
dren are graduating from college 
within a six-month span — one on 
reunion weekend! • Kathy Brosnan 
Dixon serves as office manager for 
Dixon Associates. She has also be- 
come very interested in photogra- 
phy as an avocation, and has attended 
several weeklong photography work- 
shops in the past few years. She and 
her husband sold the big old house 
where they raised their children, and 
have bought and remodeled a one- 
floor home on the water in Duxbury. 
She writes: "we love our ever-chang- 
ing view of the marsh, and the bird 
life out of all the windows." Since 
the last reunion, Kathy and her hus- 
band have traveled to France, Italy, 
England, Austria, Portugal, Spain, 
and South Africa. On that trip they 

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traveled with their daughter, son- 
in-law, and granddaughter, spend- 
ing sixteen days visiting their 
son-in-law's parents who live in Cape 
Town. Kathy's sixth grandchild was 
due as we went to press! • Jane 
Lenehan Lewis is director of Kern 
Bridges Youth Homes in Bakers- 
field, CA. Jane and Bill are the 
parents of two daughters — one at- 
tends law school, and the other works 
in advertising in Phoenix. • Sheila 
Mclntire Barry is a pastoral coun- 
selor in Chestertown, MD, and an 
adjunct faculty member in Loyola 
College's graduate program in pas- 
toral counseling. She writes: "I love 
my work — particularly the work I do 
with couples — image relationship 
therapy. Teaching and supervising 
graduate students is challenging and 
fun — I learn more than they do! Jim 
is semi-retired and I am thinking of 
slowing down, particularly since the 
birth of triplet grandsons! I want to 
be available to enjoy this experi- 
ence." Sheila also did the sixty-mile 
Avon Breast Cancer Walk a year ago 
after a biopsy and scare herself and 
reports that it was an "incredible 
experience — hope to do another this 
coming fall. I learned a lot about 
myself." • Connie Lopez is a man- 
ager in the NYC government, and 
still living in Manhattan. • Sharon 
Cuffe Fleming is a school social 
worker in Newjersey, and is pleased 
to report that her daughter, Dayna, 
left the corporate world after five 

years to become a teacher this past 
fall. She is teaching math and com- 
puters to sixth, seventh, and eighth- 
graders. • Helen "Butchie" 
deGolian Neely has retired from 
the Atlanta real estate scene to learn 
Italian and study drawing and paint- 
ing. • Dina Cockerill Burke is 
manager of the John Tucker Fine 
Arts Gallery in Savannah. She re- 
ports that her "liberal arts education 
at Newton prepared me beautifully 
for all the different jobs I have had 
since 1966 — teacher, editorial 
worker, travel agent, counselor, and 
manager of an art gallery. It has also 
enriched my two favorite hobbies — 
reading and traveling." Dina moved 
her mother to an assisted living fa- 
cility in Savannah three years ago. 
She writes that "it has been difficult 
watching her steady decline, but I'm 
grateful she is near me and I can help 
take care of her." • Elizabeth Wahn 
Goletti is a freelance writer, and 
living with her husband in Rome. 


Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 

84 Rockland Place 

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 

Ron Logue, who serves as vice chair- 
man and COO at State Street Corp., 
was recently appointed vice- chair- 
man of the Metropolitan Housing 
Partnership's board of directors. Ron 
is head of State Street's Asset Ser- 
vices Group as well as its board of 
directors and senior executive group, 
which is responsible for its strategic 
direction. • A call from Marilyn 
Morency Brunelle brought us the 
shocking news that Bill had a mas- 
sive coronary on January 3 that was 
very unexpected and that he did not 
survive. Bill was always fun, loved 
being around others, and had a great 
love of BC. The class extends its 
sympathy and offers its condolences 
to Marilyn and their two daughters 
in Concord, CA, where Marilyn 
teaches at Mt. Diablo High School. 
• It was good to have some time with 
Bill Marshall, Peter Alberico, Roger 
Croke, John Keenan, andjohn Ryan 
at the annual BC '67 Hockey ex- 
travaganza. Also present were Jerry 
Baker, John Berry, Bill and Mary 
Risiojoe McDonald, Jack Keating, 
Jim Hickey, Bill Concannon, and 
Leon Delaney. Ditto, Marty Paul, 
Peter Gately, Dennis Coleman, 
Charlie Bowser, Dennis Griffin, 
Bob Slattery, John St. George, Bob 
St. Germain, Joe O'Leary, Jerry 
Madek, Paul White, and your cor- 

respondents, Mary-Anne and 
Charles Benedict. And lest we for- 
get, Tom Reilly, John Connors, and 
Bill Noonan. It was a busy night, so 
coach/classmate Jerry York was un- 
able to join us but BC got the win so 
it's another feather in Jerry's cap on 
his way to a great season. • As you 
read this we will be in our thirty- 
fifth anniversary year since our 
graduation from alma mater. The 
planning is already underway and 
we urge you to contact us via e-mail 
with any suggestions or preferences 
for how to celebrate as we head into 
the fall and toward our Reunion 
Weekend in May 2002. BC'ingyou. 


M. Adrienne Tarr Free 
3627 Great Laurel Lane 
Fairfax, VA 22033 
{703) 709-0896 

With luck, those April showers we 
endured this year have brought a 
bounty of May flowers, and June is 
now arriving with its warmer days. If 
we were to ask Faith Brouillard 
Hughes what she is doing these days, 
though, she won't be found out in 
her garden but "packing her bags." 
In less than a month she will be 
wending her way back to Istanbul, 
Turkey, for the wedding of her son, 
Dana, and Seda Yalcinkaya. Dana 
and Seda met as students at Harvard 
several years ago, and took the first 
steps to formalize their relationship 
last August with a traditional Turk- 
ish engagement ceremony attended 
by the immediate families of the 
couple and blessed by Seda's grand- 
mother. It was a very formal group, 
due mostly to the language barriers, 
until Seda opened the gift Faith had 
presented to her-an album of pic- 
tures of the groom-to-be, dating back 
to his earliest days. Then everyone 
was elbowing in to get to see the 
photos and chatting away. Faith has 
been spending some time over the 
winter with her Turkish language 
tapes, but says she still has a long way 
to go. Learning the culture has been 
much easier. Faith says she feels like 
she is living a fairy tale: The beauty 
and history of the area and the 
warmth of the people she has met 
are truly wonderful. Family and 
some friends head out in early July 
for several days of festivities and 
touring, climaxed by an outdoor 
wedding along the Asian shores of 
the Bosporus. (Perhaps she will share 
the details of her journeys in a later 
column.) Dana, who completed his 



MBA at Columbia this spring, and 
Seda will be returning to live and 
work in New York City. We wish 
them both the very best. • These are 
not the only weddings in our class 
families. I know both of Anne 
Caswell Prior's daughters were 
married this past year: Katherine in 
August of 2000 on Cape Cod and 
Marianne in March, 2001, near Mt. 
Washington. • Also, a recent photo 
I saw showed a beaming bride and 
groom with Kathy Doran Hegenbart 
and Joe. But there must have been 
more? Who else has had the head- 
aches and joys of a family wedding 
recently? • And what about grand- 
babies? Josie Higgins Rideg wel- 
comed a granddaughter near the end 
of 2000. Donna Shelton was waiting 
to hear from daughter Melissa about 
her first in early March. Donna also 
has retired from Lockheed Martin, 
but expects to be back consulting 
after spending time with this newest 
family member. • Our class e-mail 
network has already heard, but the 
rest of you might want to add your 
prayers for the repose of the souls of 
Barbara Madden Johnson's mother 
and Sandy McGrath Huke's father. 
We wish both these families peace. • 
That is about it for now. We would 
love to share your pride in the ac- 
complishments of your families, so I 
hope to hear from more of you soon. 
Send me your email address also if 
you would like to be part of our class 
electronic network. 


Judith Anderson Day 
The Brentwood 323 
11500 San Vicente Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
(310) 442-2613 

Christopher "Kip" Doran MD has 

enjoyed great success in the creation 
and implementation of the 
"EagleDocs" program at BC. This 
new mentoring program gives BC 
undergraduates planning medical 
careers an inside look at their chosen 
fields by pairing them with alumni 
doctors, dentists, veterinarians, and 
other heath care professionals. 
EagleDocs allows BC students, as 
well as alumni, to gain valuable clini- 
cal exposure, receive career-related 
advice, and forge ties with fellow 
graduates. More than 200 alumni 
have volunteered for the program in 
the past year. Kip saw the need for 
this program because of the com- 
plexity of opportunities that are now 
available to students as they enter 

their medical careers. He says that 
the health care industry is facing a 
lot of hurdles now and that it can be 
intimidating to students who are just 
starting out. Their choices can now 
include research, or specialization, 
or working for a pharmaceutical 
company. It can be difficult for stu- 
dents to decide where to go. Kip 
viewed this as an opportunity to bring 
students and alumni together in a 
way that would be fun for both. The 
response from both BC students and 
alumni has been highly positive. 
EagleDocs is part of BC's Career 
Center's Career Advisory Network 
program, which includes 6,000 
alumni nationwide sharing career 
insights with students and fellow 
alumni. To access the program via 
the Web, the URL is 
EagleDocs. Kip, a psychiatrist, lives 
in Colorado, with his wife Maureen. 
• I received a fun e-mail from Bill 
O'Mahoney recently. Bill and his 
wife Joan are enjoying the "good 
life" in Concord, NH. They enjoy 
doing country inns on their Harley 
Davidson, snowmobiling in winter 
and kayaking in the warmer weather. 
Bill enclosed fun photos of himself 
aboard his snowmobile! He keeps in 
touch with our classmates Art 
O'Leary in CT, and Lenny 
Gorelick, as well as other alumni 
from the band and ROTC. Keep 
smiling, Bill. • Joe Teresi, Albany 
Supreme Court justice, was recently 
profiled in the New York Law Jour- 
nal. Joe and his wife Mary are the 
parents of four children. In addition 
to his legal duties, Joe, a graduate of 
Albany Law School, enjoys reading, 
fishing, hunting, biking, and 
rollerblading. • We left coast Eagles 
are really psyched for the BC/ 
Stanford football game this Septem- 
ber. Hope to see many of our class- 
mates making the trip west, and 
cheering heartily for our Eagles in 
Palo Alto. The Day clan will all be 
there. Go BC!! 


Kathleen Hastings Miller 
8 Brookline Road 
Scarsdale, NY 10583 
(914) 723-9241 

Please take note of my changed email 
address. I apologize for the confu- 
sion this caused, but at least one 
person persevered and got through! 
I was delighted to hear from Santa 
Jean D'Ambrosio DeSantis, who 
is currently featured in Better Homes 

and Gardens Quilt Sampler maga- 
zine. Santa Jean, like Judy Vetter, is 
a quilter and her shop, "Quilted or 
Not", has been recognized as one of 
the top ten in the country. If you find 
yourself in Sudbury, stop in and say 
hello. Better yet, stop in and buy! 
Santa Jean and her husband Phil live 
in Sudbury and have four grown 
children and two grandchildren. One 
daughter is finishing up her master's 
in sports management, having been 
a Division 1 All American soccer 
player and member of the National 
Team, and a Division 1 coach. A 
second daughter has a masters in 

Have you been to the online 
community? You can access 
it via - 
there you'll find contact 
information for your fellow 

medical science and is a physician's 
assistant. One son is a musician in a 
band called "Pincushions" (look for 
their CD), and the other works in 
sales. Santa's parents live nearby and 
eight of her nine siblings are in the 
area as well. All in all, very happy 
news. Thanks for passing it on. I 
look forward to hearing from the 
rest of you. 


James R. Littleton 
39 Dale Street 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 
(617) 964-6966 

Robert Wise was named chairman 
of the board of the New Jersey Hos- 
pital Association representing 107 
of the state's hospitals and health 
systems. Bob is in his tenth year as 
present and CEO of the Hunterdon 
Healthcare System in Hunterdon 
County, NJ. Bob and his wife Vicki 
live in Lebanon, NJ with the two 
youngest of their four daughters. • 
Rena Walsh Bragdon has retired to 
Leesbury, FL. Rena taught school in 
Schenectady, NY for years and then 
bought a restaurant/bar, which she 
sold several years later to join the 
Navy at age 3 5 . She met her husband 
in the Navy, while stationed in Ja- 
pan. After her enlistment was up, 
Rena went to work for the NYS 
Division of Criminal Justice as an 
Internal Auditor. • Fred Close is 
now a transitional deacon studying 

for the Roman Catholic priesthood 
at Blessed John XXIII National 
Seminary in Weston, MA. Fred 
hopes to be ordained to the priest- 
hood this spring for the Archdio- 
cese of Washington, DC. Fred is 
currently serving as a deacon at 
Our Lady of Fatima Parish in 
Sudbury, MA. • Greg Ziemak was 
recently named president and chief 
executive of the Connecticut Lot- 
tery Corporation. Greg had previ- 
ously served 1 8 years in the lottery 
unit of Connecticut's Division of 
Special Revenue before becoming, 
in 1993, the executive of State and 
Provincial Lotteries, the lotteries 
industry's trade group. • Maureen 
O'Keefe Doran was recently hon- 
ored by her graduate school, Yale 
University, by being elected as chair 
of the Association of Yale Alumni. 
Maureen is only the third woman 
in the history of Yale to be so 
elected. The Dorans remain a BC 
family. Husband Kip is the presi- 
dent of the Colorado BC Club. 
Older daughter Alison graduated 
from BC May 2000 as a sociology 
major and is currently employed at 
BC while taking graduate courses 
there. The Doran's younger daugh- 
ter, Meghan is a sophomore His- 
tory major at BC. • John 
Sieczkowski is in his 26th year as a 
CPA practicing in Middleton, MA. 
John' s son Marc graduated from 
BC in May 2000 where he majored 
in computer science. It was great 
hearing from some of you however 
I need to hear from the rest of you 
by email, letter or phone call. Have 
a great summer. 


Mary Gabel Costello 
4507 Swan Lake Drive 
Copley, OH 44321-1167 

Sr. Mary Martin de Porres Grise 

reports that Sr. Dolores Marie Orsi 
died on May 22, 1997, in Santiago, 
Chile, where she was a missionary. 
Our condolences are offered to her 
family and friends. Since gradua- 
tion, Sr. Mary has been a social 
worker and a pastoral caregiver. 
She is now the coordinator of the 
Sisters at Providence Place in 
Holyoke. Her message reflected on 
how much Newton College meant 
to her even though she and Sr. 
Dolores arrived each day just in 
time for classes and left right after 
they were finished. • Is that your 
sister, Patty Pratt Moriarty, who 
was recently elected the new supe- 


rior general of the Religious of the 
Sacred Heart? • I received an OPSail 
2000 Christmas card from Deborah 
Donovan. She had just too much 
fun last summer when the tall ships 
arrived in New London, CT. Debbie 
recently purchased a Victorian home 
in the historic district. • Belated 
condolences go to Ellie Parks 
Mullen on the death of her father. 
Apologies to her daughter, Lindsay; 
she attends Bowdoin, not Bates. • 
Let's support Lyn Peterson's newly 
published first book, Lyn Peterson's 
Real Life Decorating. This may be her 
first book, but it is certainly not her 
first success. After marrying her col- 
lege sweetheart, Karl Freiberg, Lyn 
and he started Motif Designs. They 
design and market fabrics and wall- 
papers. One of their clients is Pat 
Farrell. Lyn and Karl have four chil- 
dren. Amer, twenty-four, is a gradu- 
ate of Trinity and Columbia. She 
works for Bear Stern. Kris, twenty, 
is at Georgetown and just finished a 
semester at the University of Sussex 
in England. Erik, sixteen, is a varsity 
ice hockey player and "Mr. Web Site 
Designer." Their youngest, P.F., is 
twelve. Lyn reports that Pat Farrell 
is enormously successful as a prod- 
uct designer. Her sheet pattern, 
"Amalfi," is the biggest sheet in the 
history of the industry. She also has 
porcelain lines with Pfaltzgraf and 
bath lines for Springs in addition to 
the "Rosie," named after her mother, 
fabrics and wallpapers for Motif. 
Pat's son, Mark, is at Denison Uni- 
versity. She has homes in NYC and 
Greenwich, but spends a large part 
of every summer in Italy making 
ceramics. She travels with a medical 
mission to China where she does 
origami with orphans while they wait 
to be treated by "Doctors Without 
Borders." Lyn also reports that she 
occasionally sees Polly Glynn 
Kerrigan at the Gap. Coinciden- 
tally, both of their daughters worked 
side-by-side at AIG before they both 
moved. Thanks, Lyn, for the e-mail. 
• Esther Fitzgerald Schurnberger 
lives nested on a mountain in Wil- 
low, NY. Adorning her entry hall is 
a favorite art project of hers for the 
last twenty-five years - a personal 
"Timeline of History" (3000 BC- 
1876 AD). It is very S WC, don't you 
think? Esther lives with her hus- 
band, Howard, and their two boys, 
Ed, twelve, and Will, nine. Since 
Will was born, Esther has found 
strengths she never knew she had 
because she has become Will's pri- 
mary caregiver and an advocate for 
him and others with spastic quad- 
riplegia. She says it has been a chal- 
lenge, but a wonderful experience. 
After Newton, grad school for art 

history, jobs at Pan Am and different 
art galleries, Esther started a still- 
thriving small service business called 
"Fait Accompli." She also finds time 
to belong to a terrific book club of 
eight thinking women. She loves to 
read about the children of our class- 
mates, and thinks it would be a great 
idea to put together a collection of 
stories about raising our children. Is 
there an editor among us who would 
be interested? • Anybody have Val 
Clark Burke, Sr. Dolores 
Copeland, or Mary Ellen Murphy 
Costello's addresses? 'Till next time! 


Norman C. Cavallaro 

c/o North Cove Outfitters 

75 Main Street 

Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2301 



Fran Dubrowski 
3215 Klingle Road, NW 
Washington, DC 20008 

I have just joined the board of Friends 
of the Earth and returned from my 
first board meeting exhilarated by 
the challenge of figuring out how to 
address the environmental implica- 
tions of everything from genetically 
modified food to global trade and 
international finance. But these are 
weighty matters to ponder, so it is a 
pleasure to shift my thoughts, at 
least for the moment, to the comings 
and goings of Newton friends. And 
despite the oft-repeated protesta- 
tion that "not much is new," I find 
we are a busy, changing lot. • Con- 
gratulations are in order to Regina 
Mullen, who recendy received the 
Delaware State Bar Association's 
Women's Leadership Award. In 
New Casde, DE, since law school 
graduation in 1973, Gina worked 
for fifteen years in the DE attorney 
general's office before joining 
MBNA America Bank (issuer of the 
AASH credit card) where she leads a 
group that manages the company's 
litigation. Active in community af- 
fairs, she is a director of the New 
Casde Historical Society, volunteers 
for Community Legal Aid Society, 
and is about to receive a thirty-five- 
year service pin from the Girl Scouts. 
She finds Newton connections few 
and far between in Delaware, so class- 
mates may more easily find her on 

Cape Cod in August. • Harriet 
Mullaney is pursuing a master of 
arts in specialized ministries, con- 
centrating in justice and peace stud- 
ies, at Denver's Iliff School of 
Theology, tutoring in the inner-city, 
and serving as co-president of the 
Colorado AASH. She writes she is 
"really enjoying" these new activi- 
ties — quite a positive statement for 
someone in the midst of final exams. 
• From the reports of others, our 
children appear to be leaving the 
nest in droves. Liz Scannell Burke 
enjoys being a procurement officer 
atManagement Sciences for Health, 
buying everything from computers 
to Cherokees and sending them all 
over the world. Her youngest son, 
John, is at BC, living in the same 
dorm Liz did in her junior year. (But 
just to ensure the house is not too 
quiet, middle son Nathan is taking a 
year off from UPenn to return home 
and join her in the accounting de- 
partment of her firm.) Patti Bruni 
Keefe's oldest child, Eily, got mar- 
ried. Meg Finn's son, Dan, gradu- 
ates from Lewis and Clark in May. 
My own son, Chris, takes off for 
Stanford University this fall. • Not 
to be outdone, some of us are leaving 
the nest ourselves. Lynne McCarthy 
writes the aches and pains of being 
fifty-plus induced her to give apart- 
ment living a try for a change. Some 
of us are flying farther from the nest 
than others; the alumni office re- 
ports five of us are living abroad: 
Cathy Flaherty-Vella in Paris; 
Julianne Franchi in La Paz, Bo- 
livia; Darcy Fay in Tanzania; Flo- 
rence Kriete in Guatemala City; 
and Nancy Riley Kriz in Tokyo. I 
hope our international travelers will 
also share their stories with us. • 
Thanks to those who have sent tid- 
bits to share! Please keep them com- 
ing to I look 
forward to hearing from you. 


Robert F. Maguire 
46 Plain Road 
Wayland, MA 01778 
(508) 358-4393 

Charles S. Earley and Rita make 
their home in South Natick. Char- 
ley is busy with the activities of 
Kathleen, age fourteen, and Daniel, 
age eleven. He is the controller of 
LaStrada Sportswear and for thirty 
years has been our capable class trea- 
surer. Thanks, Charley. A touching 
note from Wally Weeks was for- 
warded to me too late to be in our 

last column. Christine Stone 
Weeks died on November 24, 2000. 
Chris taught at Heritage Academy 
in Longmeadow. Wally forwarded a 
newspaper article from which I 
would like to quote the reporter: 
"The kids themselves are not only 
academically and athletically bril- 
liant but uncommonly unassuming 
and respectful." Kerry is a graduate 
of Amherst, Kim is a Harvard se- 
nior, and Brian is a Harvard fresh- 
man. Our condolences are extended 
to Wally and his family. • In our last 
column, shortened by the editors, 
we also had sad news from 
Longmeadow of the death of Gre- 
gory C. MacDonald. It is hoped 
that Barbara Lanzelotti 
MacDonald and their three chil- 
dren, Gregory, Robert, and Kathleen 
were strengthened by the support of 
family and friends. In attendance 
were Paul Collins, Peter Oberto, 
Brian Curry, Fred Leonard, Maria 
Durgin Capobianco, Paul 
Capobianco, Fred Leonard, Bob 
Maguire, Bob Foley, Mark Hol- 
land, John Murphy, Chris 
Gorgone, and Rob Moran. • Tho- 
mas A. Devaney has lost touch with 
BC since moving to CA. Contact 
him at 
Terrence M. Moran of Fairhaven 
MA is the director of state programs 
and policy for YouthBuild USA. 
Daughter Bree is BC '00 and daugh- 
ter Darci graduates in September 

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with a master's degree as a physician's 
associate from Yale Medical School. 
• Diane Cullen Moore of Rome, 
Italy, asks, "Where have all the BC 
nurses gone?" Reach her at Diane now 
has lived longer outside the US than 
in. Her daughter Meredith is Cornell 
'98 and son Colin is Cornell '01. 
Son Seth, age nine, may opt for BC 
'13. After living nine years in 
Nairobi, Kenya, Diane has lived in 
Rome for eighteen years working in 
the international school system di- 
recting the health clinic. Skiing re- 
mains a passion and she looks forward 
to "settimana bianca" in the Dolo- 
mites. Each summer Diane returns 
to a small lake in Windham, ME. • 
Nancy Handy McLaughlin's fa- 
ther, Ernest J. Handy, '42, reports 
that a scholarship in memory of her 
husband Michael has been endowed 
through contributions from his part- 
ners at KPMG as well as friends, 



relatives, and professional associates. 
The fund is known as the Michael J. 
McLaughlin/KPMG Scholarship 
Fund. Contributions can be made 
through Robert Cunningham of the 
BC Development Office. Nancy lives 
in Darien, CT. Our condolences are 
extended to Nancy. •John Thomas 
Flynn has been appointed CEO of 
Tech ED Strategies in Sacramento, 
CA. With this appointment John 
has put on hold plans to join the 
senior PGA tour. Russ Pavia is 
expanding his Newton home to ac- 
commodate the recent addition of 
daughter Justine. Vin Costello and 
Tom Hertneberry have been ap- 
pointed to guard the gate. John 
Mashia's son Chris '01, graduates 
with honors in finance. With son 
John already graduated from Provi- 
dence, the Masher will be able to 
quit his part-time job. Joe Collins' 
son has opened a mortgage com- 
pany in Cincinnati, daughter Stacey 
is married and living in Charlotte, 
NC, and son Danny is a junior at the 
University of Kansas. For the past 
five years Robert Amen has lived in 
Brussels. Rob has been named ex- 
ecutive vice president of Interna- 
tional Paper and has relocated to 
Armonk, NY. Rob and Claudia have 
been married for twenty-nine years 
and have five children. David A. 
Hedstrom, DMD, is in Greenfield, 
NH, where he is the chairman of the 
Board of Selectmen, the president of 
the NH State Dental Board, North- 
east Regional Board chief examiner, 
and a Delta Dental board member. 
Daniel J. Johnston has been hon- 
ored by the state attorney general 
and US Attorney's office for his fine 
work as president of the Insurance 
Fraud Bureau. Peter Oberto and 
Marnie have the house in Lexington 
to themselves as son Paul is teaching 
and coaching at Hotchkiss, daugh- 
ter Christine is with the Peace Corp 
in Africa, and son David is at 
Fordham. Adrienne Andriani 
Hensley is in Stamford, CT. Her 
husband of twenty-eightyears, Den- 
nis, has retired as managing director 
at JP Morgan and is now with the 
law firm of Brown and Wood. Son 
Christian is at Harvard Business 
School and daughter Heather is a 
senior at George Washington Uni- 
versity. Adrienne reports that over 
the years business has brought them 
around the world continually. She 
loves to travel. Their vacation home 
outside Palm Springs is a great es- 
cape from New England winters. 
Thomas J. Young and wife Jayne of 
Norwood have four children all of 
whom have either graduated from 
or are attending BC. Genevieve '97, 
recently became engaged, Mollie, 

'00, was awarded the Devir Fellow- 
ship in Creative Writing, Tom '02, 
and Elizabeth '04. Annie and I have 
fun keeping up with Melissa in Vail, 
CO, and Rob in LA (that is 
Lewiston-Auburn, ME) where he 
starts at wide receiver for the Bates 
football team and at centerfield in 
baseball. Many thanks to Ed 
Saunders and the thirtieth reunion 

Know of a graduate doing 
something interesting in 
her/his professional or 
personal lives? Send an 
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committee: Mary Keefe Rull, Jo- 
seph Rull, Chris Gorgone, James 
Deveney, Maureen Foley 
Rousseau, Michael Power, Helen 
Walsh McCusker, and David 
Castiglioni. Thanks also to Bob 
Foley and Andrea Santosuosso 
Foley for chairing our class gift. 

71 N 

Ceorgina M. Pardo 
68oo S.W. 67th Street 
S. Miami, FL 33143 
(305) 663-4420 

Since I will have seen many of you at 
the reunion, this will be old news, 
but such are our deadlines. • Con- 
gratulations to Eileen Mclntyre. In 
June 1999, she met Roy Harris, a 
business journalist, widower, and 
father of two teen-age sons, who 
lived in the Boston area, at a business 
social function in New York. They 
talked about raising sons before he 
left for his shuttle back to Boston. 
An e-mail from Roy the next morn- 
ing led to long phone calls that week- 
end, and within two weeks a dinner 
date in Boston. It was magic! That 
same year on Thanksgiving eve Roy 
surprised her with a diamond and a 
proposal. Lastyear, Eileen relocated 
to Boston. Eileen and Roy spent a 
great deal of their time doing major 
work on Roy's house getting it ready 
for their Thanksgiving 2000 wed- 
ding weekend. And what a weekend 
it was, everything from walking tours 
of Hingham Square to a pancake 
luncheon at their home. Following 
the ceremony, they left for Rome for 
their honeymoon. • JoAnne 
Kennedy took pity on me and sent 

me a note for the New Year. She 
heard from Renie Nachtigal (after 
thirty years, I finally learned how to 
spell Nachtigal), who sent her a pic- 
ture of a vacation in Florida from the 
good old days. This got JoAnne 
thinking about how much fun she 
had with my family in Miami so 
many, many years ago. (Mom 
thought she was wonderful and quite 
the sport for eating her Cuban food). 
• Maryanne Roach Innes also sent 
me a note during the holidays. 
Bonnie Gunlocke Graham, Mary 
Mountain Dare, Carol Tiffany, and 
their husbands and Maryanne and 
her husband Alan all had breakfast 
together at the BC Parents' week- 
end; it was a nice side benefit of each 
of them having a child at BC. 
Maryanne's son Michael and Mary 
Mountain's son, David Dare, play 
together on the BC club soccer team 
and they are both friends of Bonnie's 
daughter, Sara. Elise Gillette and 
Maryanne both visited Susan 
Schruth at the Cape during the end 
of August; Susan had just moved to 
Philadelphia following her promo- 
tion and they had a great time. On a 
sad note, Ann Forquer let me know 
that Terry Mullen died of lung can- 
cer on February 3. Her obituary, 
which was published in the Wash- 
ington Post, mentions that she lived 
in Alexandria, VA, and is survived by 
her brother Robert Mullen and sis- 
ters Suzanne Lemich and Patricia 
Janssen. She is also survived by three 
nephews, one niece, and her many 
friends who provided support and 
comfort. She will be missed. Next 
time around, it will be news from the 


Lawrence C. Edgar 

530 S. Barrington Avenue, #110 

Los Angeles, CA 90049 

(3io) 535-7401 

I was planning to start with a list of 
all the reasons why this has been a 
great year for BC sports fans, but 
with my usual knack for timing, I 
begin to write just as Doug Flutie, 
'85, has been released by the Buffalo 
Bills. I assume you were otherwise 
occupied on December 23, but his 
performance that night had to be the 
best last-game-before-being-re- 
leased since Babe Ruth. What part 
of .700 winning percentage doesn't 
the Bills' owner understand? In any 
event, this has been a great regular 
season for Eagle basketball and 
hockey fans (though my deadline 

precludes me from commenting on 
playoffs). We had a nice turnout of 
alumni here for the Beanpot tele- 
cast. • One of the fans, John Barrett, 
'82, handed me his cell phone for a 
conversation with his brother, Marty 
Barrett, who's a dentist in N. 
Attleboro. Marty is also an ex-sec- 
ond baseman, albeit as a softball 
player, not as an ex- Red Sock. • I got 
a nice letter from Pete Maher, an 
attorney in St. Louis, who sent me a 
copy of an article he wrote about the 
great BC basketball season of our 
freshman year. He agrees that a big 
factor of the recently-deceased Pete 
Baltren '71.1 finished the last of my 
fiftieth birthday calls to classmates 
with one to Bill Bedard, who was 
hoping for another big softball sea- 
son at American International Col- 
lege in Springfield, where he's the 
batting instructor and assistant 
coach. My other news items won't 
make you feel any younger. • Mike 
Aiesi reports that he's retired from 
the FBI and started a second career 
as security director of a company in 
suburban PA. • Kathy Rowley Metz 
reports that she's now a grandmother 
as well as being the mother of several 
Michigan State U graduates and an 
elementary school teacher near her 
home in Shelby Township, MI. 


Nancy Brouillard McKenzie, Esq. 
7526 Sebago Road 
Bethesda, MD 20817-4840 

As you notice my new email address, 
you too can register for the online 
community by visiting 
alumni. After you register, try out 
this free service by sending your class 
correspondent news. • Cathy Cyr 
Dowling and Steve proudly joined 
their daughters Suzy (seventeen) and 
Mamie (fourteen) for a great Christ- 
mas card picture. Shelly Noone 
Connolly and Mike also sent one 
with Mike, Kevin, and Meghan. Alas 
neither Dr. Boleslaw Wysocki nor 
Connie Yuchengo Gonzalez. 
Connie had a very busy 2000. She 
and Jimmie moved to a larger apart- 
ment in Hong Kong because their 
son Enrique is back and may work in 
Manila and Hong Kong. Enrique is 
started his Internet company Connie was able 
to visit her daughter Carissa in NYC. 
We started spring break by host- 
ing fourteen BC students who were 
on their way to Habitat for Human- 
ity in Georgetown, SC. Then, we 
ended spring break by having Jim 


Hayes, SJ, for brunch. Both my Joe 
and Jim are Holy Cross '72. • Last 
September, Nina Mitchell Wells 
and Ted, Holy Cross '72 , hosted the 
Holy Cross Black Alumni Reunion 
for more than 100 alumni at their 
home in Livingston, NJ. Nina is the 
director of public affairs for the 
Shering-Plough Corporation and 
vice president of the company's foun- 
dation. • Mary Catherine Deibel, 
please let us know the new location 
for your restaurant Upstairs at the 
Pudding. For those who must know 
sooner than the next issue of the 
BCM go to www.upstairsatthe . Our next issue will 
also have news about our eighth an- 
nual Newton College spring time 
for alumnae in Maryland-Washing- 
ton, DC-Virginia. • Now, repeat 
after me: I will write or e-mail my 
class correspondent. (Editor's note: 
Last year, Nancy, a career federal 
employee received the two highest 
honors in her agency for her work as 
an attorney. Both honors cited 
Nancy for her extraordinary tena- 
cious, innovative, and spirited ef- 
forts in the interest of justice.) 


Joy A. Malone, Esq. 
i6 Lewis Street 
Little Falls, NY 13365 
(315) 823-2720 

Hello classmates. Congratulations 
and belated thanks to our Class Presi- 
dent Paul F. Curley, Jr., Esq., who 
served as our twenty-fifth Reunion 
chairperson and chief marshall at 
BC's 1998 Commencement. Paul 
wrote to share with us that the suc- 
cess of our twenty-fifth anniversary 
year program was a result of the 
work of the class of '73 committee 
members, namely classmates Denise 
Baxter, Joe Capalbo, Patricia 
DiPillo, Carolyn Leahy- 
Rosenberg, and Elaine Tipping- 
O'Reilly. Classmates Reverends 
Peter Uglietto and George Evans 
receive a special thanks from Paul 
and his twenty-fifth reunion com- 
mittee, as well. Did you know dur- 
ing our twenty-fifth reunion 
weekend back in 1998, classmate 
Steve Lang, class development com- 
mittee Chairperson, presented the 
class of '73 class gift of $907,249.00 
to Fr. Leahy during a special cer- 
emony held at Babst Library. Our 
class had the highest participation 
rate, 47 percent, of all the reunion 
classes! Belated congratulations to 
the entire twenty-fifth reunion class 

development committee, consisting 
of classmates Frank Crocetti, Fred 
Hyder, John Kelliher, Steve Lang, 
Dick Lynch, and Richard Nolet. 

During our twenty-fifth reunion 
year, other reunion events included 
the publishing of a twnety-fifth re- 
union yearbook. The twenty-fifth 
reunion yearbook committee con- 
sisted of classmates Carolyn Leahy- 
Dischinio, Jim Loughran, and 
Elaine Tipping-O'Reilly. The La- 
etare Sunday celebration during our 
twenty-fifth anniversary year was 
chaired by classmate Joe Capalbo, 
and classmate Larry Hickey served 
as toastmaster. Once again, thanks 
to all the people from our class who 
volunteered their time and efforts to 
organize our twenty-fifth reunion 
year activities. Okay, classmates, 
believe it or not, our thirtieth re- 
union is now only two years away! 
Do we want the same dinner and 
dancing format? Would we like a 
luncheon similar to the one held by 
the School of Nursing? Should there 
even be a thirtieth reunion? Please 
take a few minutes to consider this 
topic and send your ideas to our class 
president, Paul Curley, c/o BC 
Alumni Association, 825 Center 
Street, Newton 02458-2527. Just a 
reminder, the new alumni Web site 
is up and running. You can access it 
at: Classmates, 
we need your help. Since we are 
turning fifty this year, we think it 
would be nice to celebrate our fifty 
years of existence by attempting to 
collect and tally as many lists as pos- 
sible of our class's "Top Five" all 
time favorites. For instance, we 
nominate "Forrest Gump" and 
"West Side Story" as two of our 
class's top five favorite movies of all 
time. You would nominate? Just 
email your nomination. Nomina- 
tions for top five best TV series 
include "Star Trek" and "I Love 
Lucy". You would nominate? Just e- 
mail your nomination. Nominations 
for top five best sport moments in- 
clude Flutie's Hail Mary Pass and 
the 1980 US Hockey Gold Medal. 
You would nominate? Just e-mail 
your nominations. Top five dream 
vacation spots might include a week 
in Costa Rica. You would nominate? 
Please help us to compile our class's 
all-time top five lists - just e-mail 
your top five to us. Thanks! 



Nancy Warburton Desisto 
18 Sheldon Street 
Farmingdale, ME 04344 


Patricia McNabb Evans 
35 Stratton Lane 
Foxboro, MA 02035 

By the time you receive this, our 
snowy winter will be just a memory, 
but as I send these notes we have 
about two feet of snow! I hope 
you've had a good spring. Thanks 
for the news. • Congratulations to 
Beth Budny, MS RN CRRN CNA, 
who received the 2000 Association 
of Rehabilitation Nurses Distin- 
guished Service Award. Beth is the 
head nurse at the Acute Spinal Cord 
Injury Unit of the VA Boston 
Healthcare Unit in West Roxbury. • 
Margaret Castillo has been named a 
principal at the NY firm of Helpern 
Architects. • Past UGBC President 
and classmate Thomas Flynn has 
been elected secretary-treasurer of 
the Federation of Independent Illi- 
nois Colleges and Universities. Tom 
is president of Millikin University. 
After BC he earned a masters at 
Michigan and a doctorate in Ameri- 
can Culture. • I received a nice note 
from Brian "Gig" Michaud who re- 
sides in Beverly with his wife Judy 
and their children Brian, Jr., Alissa. 
Gig retired from the Naval Reserves 
in October, with the rank of captain, 
after twenty years of duty and sev- 
eral commanding officer tours in 
the reserves, following six years of 
active duty as an officer in Naval 
Aviation. He sold his Michaud Bus 
Lines in 1995 and is employed by 
First Group Ltd out of Framingham; 
their company operates more than 
13,000 school buses. • Thanks to 
Judy Shaw, who I think of as our 
"class correspondent- West"! She 
had dinner with BC friends Dorothea 
O'Connor, husband Mike Tobiin, 
'72, and Tom Hermes, '73, and all 
are doing well. If you have time, log 
onto the new Alumni Association 
Web site; it's pretty impressive at You can look 
up classmates and sign up for a BC 
email account in the online commu- 
nity. Take care, and please write or 

Hellas M. Assad 
149 Lincoln Street 
Norwood, MA 02062 

Hello and welcome to the spring 
edition of newsnotes! • All who at- 
tended the family winter skating so- 
cial in March had a fan time. Among 
the skaters and socializers were Jack 
McHugh, Kate Murray and Cathy 
Cantwell McCarthy. • Doug 
Nucatola has graciously accepted the 
position of class treasurer currently 
held by Ray Julian. Thank you Ray 
for your dedication and years of ser- 
vice. • Vincent J. Russo made a 
major appearance recendy on NBC's 
"Today Show." Matt Lauer inter- 
viewed him on the topic of protect- 
ing your assets, emphasizing the 
importance of advanced planning for 
seniors and their families. Vincent is 
a nationally recognized author, lec- 
turer, and authority in elder law and 
estate planning and is managing 
shareholder of the law firm of 
VincentJ. Russo and Associates P.C., 

Visit the online 
community in the alumni 
Web site at 
alumni. Sign up for email 
forwarding, look up 
classmates, update your 
address. It's easy! 

of Westbury and Islandia, NY. He is 
a regular contributor to 50 Plus Se- 
nior News and has championed the 
rights of the elderly and persons 
with disabilities since 1985. His Web 
site is Con- 
gratulations, Vincent on your 
achievements. Also, best wishes to 
Dr. Charles F. Pattavina who has 
been reelected as a member of the 
board of directors of the American 
College of Emergency Physicians. 
He is an attending emergency phy- 
sician at Miriam Hospital in RI as 
well as an assistant professor of medi- 
cine at the Brown University School 
of Medicine. He received his medi- 
cal degree and completed his resi- 
dency in internal medicine at BU. • 
Nancy Duggan Lenhart was fea- 
tured in a "Boston Globe" article 
"Getting 'bad boys' back to school." 
Nancy is a teacher at the Young 
Adult Center, an alternative educa- 
tion program. The program is de- 
signed with the Department ofYouth 
Services, the Office of Community 



Corrections, the Office of Proba- 
tion and the Suffolk County 
Sheriffs Dept. It is the Boston 
Public Schools' first attempt to 
salvage the education of students 
with adult criminal records. • Here 
is the annual "dues time" request. 
Please help support upcoming class 
activities by sending in $25.00 
made payable to the class of 1975. 
Send to 1975-BCAA 825 Centre 
St. Newton 02458. Until the next 
column have a great summer! 


Margaret M. Caputo 
102 West Pine Place 
St. Louis, MO 63108 

(314) 361-7739 

Lucky us! I received lots of news 
(and email addresses) during our 
snow-filled winter. • Mary 
Ciaccio Griffin (griffinm@citi 
.com) started a new job in Decem- 
ber with Citigroup as head of gov- 
ernment affairs in NY. She travels 
often to Manhattan and DC. She 
also gets to Boston, where her 
daughter attends BC (class of 2004) 
and lives in Hardey on the New- 
ton campus, the sight of happy 
memories for many of us old-tim- 
ers. Mary would like to hear from 
classmates who also have children 
at BC. • Sally Reece Muri 
( started a new 
nursing position last fall in the 
cardiovascular surgical unit at 
Catholic Medical Center, 
Manchester, NH. She is enjoying 
it immensely and copes with the 
stress by learning to play the Na- 
tive American flute. • Ellen 
LeckingerSandkuhler (ekmksand 
© teaches second 
grade at Holy Cross Academy near 
Fredericksburg, VA. Her husband 
is chief defense counsel for the 
Marine Corp. They have two chil- 
dren: Michael, a junior at 
Hampden-Sydney College and 
Kathryn, a 2001 graduate of North 
Stafford High School. • My Ener- 
gizer Bunny award goes to Carol 
Einigan Wilson (cwilson@north and husband 
Chris, who are blessed with a grow- 
ing, blended family. Chris's oldest 
daughter, Amy, was married last 
summer and lives in FL. Son 
Cameron is a 2000 graduate of 
Santa Clara University. Spring 
2001 graduates include daughter 
Lauren, from Gettysburg College; 
Meghan, from Concord Carlisle 
(MA) High School and Ginny, who 

also finished High School on the 
west coast at Mercer Island, WA. At 
home in Concord are Courtney (fif- 
teen), High School sophomore who 
plays basketball; Ashley (thirteen) in 
middle school and an avid soccer 
player; and Kelly (eight) in third 
grade who loves the piano. Addi- 
tionally, Carol runs her own com- 



Gerald B. Shea, Esq. 

135 Bradstreet Avenue, #1 

Revere, MA 02151 

You, too, can have a BC 
email address. Visit the 
online community via the 
alumni Web site at 
There, you can also 
update your address and 
look up classmates. 

pany, Northbridge Insurance, and 
Chris is a financial consultant. • 
Anne McCarthy Davidovich 

(, who trans- 
ferred from Newton after our sopho- 
more year, has lived in Ft. Worth, 
TX, since 1980, when Deere & Co 
transferred her there. Her family 
includes husband Richard, and chil- 
dren Mark (fourteen) and Claire 
(nine). • Laura Zerbinati 
( sends greet- 
ings. • Please remember Mary 
Stevens McDermott in your 
prayers; her husband, John, passed 
away in January 2001. Mary and 
daughter Kathleen established the 
John A. McDermott Memorial Fund 
at The Madeira School, from where 
Kathleen graduated in spring 2001. 
The fund is designated for Madeira 
students to attend field hockey camp. 
Donations to the Fund should be 
sent to The Madeira School, 8328 
Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA, 
22102 (Attn: Sheila Reilly, if pre- 
ferred). • Do you have a child who 
will be a college freshman in fall 
2001? Perhaps a couple of you will 
be moving your 'babies' into the 
same school and can hook-up dur- 
ing orientation. Let me know and 
I'll pass along any like-destinations. 
As a reminder, the next deadline for 
this column is September 8, so please 
send notes about your latest adven- 
tures prior to that. Lastly, if you 
would like your email address added 
to the class list, or have a new email 
address, please contact me. Wishing 
you and your families a happy, safe 
and fun summer! 


Mary Jo Mancuso Otto 
256 Woodland Road 
Pittsford, NY 14534 
mottoooi @ 

Kathy O'Brien Murphy has re- 
cently moved to West Hartford ,CT, 
with her husband Ed and five chil- 
dren. The family lived in PA for 
twenty years and is very happy to be 
back in New England. Kathy is in 
the process of obtaining reciprocity 
from the CT Bar Association as she 
was a practicing attorney in PA since 
1981. In the interim she keeps up 
with two high schoolers, two middle 
schoolers, and a fourth grader. In 
her "spare" time Kathy is doing sub- 
stitute teaching at Northwest Catho- 
lic in West Hartford. Lynne 
Prairie's daughter is just finishing 
her freshman year at BC. Lynne is so 
pleased with all the support that has 
made Nicole's transition to college 
life so smooth. She looks forward to 
the next three years at BC. Thomas 
Cook is an airbus 320 captain for 
Northwest Airlines, currently train- 
ing for DC- 10. Adele (LeDonne) 
DiVecchia is working as a human 
resource specialist for Greater Lynn 
Mental Health and Retardation As- 
sociation. Her husband works as a 
director of engineering for an 
Internet consulting firm. They are 
busy raising one son, age six, and 
two stepchildren sixteen and eigh- 
teen. Lynne and her family live in 
West Peabody. Linda Colonno 
Quinn moved to Zurich, Switzer- 
land, with her husband and two chil- 
dren. They are there for the next 
three years and she looks forward to 
international life, learning a new lan- 
guage, and traveling all over Europe 
and surrounding areas. Dr. Joe 
Ramos and his wife Doreen wel- 
comed their fifth child, an 81b. 7oz., 
21 inches long baby girl, Brooke 
Caroline on October 23, 2000. Joe 
practices anesthesiology at 
Mountainside Hospital in NJ where 
he has been for the last fourteen 
years. Joe and Doreen have moved 
to 30 Forest Hills Way in Cedar 
Grove, NJ, 07009, 973-857-3830. 
He looks forward to seeing everyone 
at the reunion. Have a great sum- 
mer! Drop me a note or an email and 
let me know what you're up to. 

Julie Butler Evans 
971 West Road 
New Canaan, CT 
(203) 966-8580 

Spring greetings classmates! As I file 
this to BC, the winter issue of the 
magazine has just come out so you 
haven't been able to reach me in 
time for inclusion in this issue! Darn. 
Next time the column will be filled 
with more news about you and less 
about my goings-on and me. Just 
walked in the door from the 
quarterfinals of the Big East tourna- 
ment at Madison Square Garden 
where I witnessed BC whoop 
Villanova's tush on their way up to 
becoming the Big East Champs. 
Don't know if there were any other 
'78-ers in the crowd, but I can't 
believe I'd be the only middle-aging 
Eagle there in the Garden! • After 
seeing my name and address above 
these notes, I got a telephone call 
from Karen Essecks Pasquale, wife 
of Jan Pasquale, who, we discov- 
ered, only live a few miles away from 
me. Although I'm not sure we knew 
each other as undergrads, I was 
friendly with their child's godfather, 
Pat Theodoros. Lori Gronert 
Hudson, who calls Salt Lake City 
home these days, is reminding class- 
mates to come see the 2002 Winter 
Olympics in Salt Lake (although she 
can't, of course, house you all!). Jack 
Foley, our twenty-fifth reunion 
chairperson, is still seeking inter- 
ested members for the reunion com- 
mittee. Please email him at Jack is 
also in charge of selling BC '78 base- 
ball-style caps for just $12. Send 
your checks to: Jack Foley, P.O. Box 
267, North Scituate, MA 02060- 
0267. Okay, can't wait to check my 
email with messages from the Great 


Laura Vitagliano 
78 Wareham Street 
Medford, MA 02155 

Hi! This year is flying by - and I'm 
sitting here in mid-February writing 
this column thinking about what the 
weather will actually be like when 
you read this. Brian Ribiero, MD, 
FACP, decided to fill me in on what's 
been happening in his life. He went 
to medical school at Brown, where 
he met his wife, Marie. She needed 


to complete an army obligation, so 
they moved to Columbus, GA, which 
is the city near Fort Benning. Brian 
worked private practice for a year 
along with stints in an emergency 
room. He then went to work for the 
Army as a civilian physician and has 
been at Martin Army Community 
Hospital as a staff internist, director 
of CME, and chief of cardiopulmo- 
nary service for the last ten years. He 
recently participated in a live world- 
wide satellite broadcast on new 
guidelines for the treatment of 
asthma that the Department of De- 
fense is sponsoring. He also is the 
chairman for the legislative com- 
mittee of the Federal Physicians As- 
sociation. After eleven years in the 
Army, Marie is now home with their 
children; Adam, five, Paul, eight, 
and Caitlin, ten. Along with many 
family activities, Brian still manages 
to find time to be a BC alumni ad- 
missions volunteer and in the past 
has interviewed students for BC. He's 
looking forward to the twenty- fifth! 
• Deb Foss Cox sent her annual 
Christmas card, collage, and update! 
Husband Steve and children Kristin, 
sixteen, and Steven, seven, continue 
with their schedule of family visits, 
trips, sports, concerts, and theatre. 
Deb works for Heidelberg Digital, 
which bought the Office Imaging 
Division of Kodak in 1999. Since 
then, she has focused on managing 
change and leading folks through 
the transition. Recently her depart- 
ment was moved from Kodak Park, 
seven miles to the Rochester (NY) 
Technology Park and they didn't 
miss any customer orders! Currently 
the manufacturing division she works 
for is reorganizing to improve costs 
and efficiencies. • I returned to Italy 
in February and had a cruise sched- 
uled for April. Teaching continues 
to be both fulfilling and challenging, 
as this year I've been at two schools. 
At one school I work with students 
who have learning disabilities; and I 
travel to an alternative school where 
I am a reading tutor for students 
who have emotional and behavioral 
issues. Needless to say, my job at the 
travel agency is a nice diversion as 
well as being fun. What have you 
been up to? 


Dr. John Carabatsos 
478 Torrey Street 
Brockton, MA 02301 

Don't forget to visit the 
online community at! 


Alison Mitchell McKee, Esq. 
1128 Brandon Road 
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 
(757) 428-0861 

I hope many of you were able to 
attend our twentieth reunion in May! 
As of my writing this column, the 
event has not yet occurred, so I will 
try to give you a report next time. • 
Tim O' Donnell lives with his wife, 
Lisa Gabriel '80, and two sons, 
Brendan, thirteen, and Sean, ten, in 
Chatham, NT. Tim is president of 
the Financial Institutions Division 
of AIG in NYC and Lisa is a flight 
attendant for Delta Airlines. The 
O'Donnells keep busy with school, 
sports, and travel. • Congratulations 
to Michaela Fanning who adopted 
a baby, Tessa Mei-Lo, from China 
in March 2000. • Since March 2000 
Theresa Devine has been assistant 
deputy to Public Advocate Mark 
Green in NYC. For three years be- 
fore that, Theresa worked in the 
Congressional Budget Office where 
her primary focus was women and 
social security reform. She also cov- 
ered welfare and training policy. One 
of the highlights of her stint in DC 
was a math club, Math 4 Power, that 
she started for fourth graders. Al- 
though she enjoyed life in DC, 
Theresa is delighted to be back in 
NYC. • Brian and Ellen Essman 
are keeping busy with their three 
sons, Brian, fifteen, Michael, twelve 
and Billy, ten. Brian is CFO and 
COO for Data Communique Inc., a 
NJ-based communications com- 
pany. Ellen works as a CPA in Wilton 
and prepares all types of tax returns. 
• Dave Coughlin is vice president 
of corporate banking at Citizens 
Bank and resides in Milton with his 
wife, Mary, and children, Patrick 6 
and Brigid 10. • Kelly Hynes 
McDermott lives in Medfield with 
her husband, Scott Law, '81, and 
their three children Courtney, four- 
teen, Dillon, twelve, and Jack, nine. 
Kelly is one of those at-home Moms 
who actually lives in her car shut- 
tling her children about to their ac- 
tivities (I know that drill!). Kelly 
volunteers for a number of organi- 
zations and tries to play as much 

tennis as she can squeeze into her 
hectic schedule. • Anne Butschere 
Runkle and her husband, Brian, have 
two children, Melanie, six, and 
Daniel, three. After fourteen years 
at Dun & Bradstreet, Anne recently 
left corporate finance and is consult- 
ing from her home. • Richard 
Nunez is a member of the law firm 
of Corpina, Piergrossi, Overzat & 
Klar in the Bronx where he has 
worked for over thirteen years. He 
and his wife, Susan, have three 
daughters, Julia, nine, Brenna, four 
and Melanie, three. Richard also re- 
ports that he's still playing a lot of 
Softball and golf, in addition to 
coaching Julia's softball team (sum- 
mer league champions 2000!). •John 
Graham recently returned from a 
four-year stint in The Netherlands 
with Nike Inc. • Clare Silliman and 
her husband, Charlie, moved to 
Nashville from Chicago in Decem- 
ber. They were tired of "gridlock, 
blizzards, and the demise of the 
Chicago Bulls." They are looking 
forward to a new lifestyle in Music 
City and hope to hookup with alumni 
in that area of the country. • Diane 
Plomaritis Hartley is a high school 
English teacher at Bourne High 
School in Bourne, where she has 
been a resident for the past eighteen 
years. She is also pursuing an MEd 
in curriculum and instructional tech- 
nology at Framingham State. She 
and her husband, Bob, were married 
in 1983 and have two children, An- 
gela, thirteen, and Alexander, eleven. 
While traveling with Angela's dance 
company last spring, Diane visited 
an old BC buddy, Rene Perodeau, 
who's doing wonderfully. • I am 
delighted to report that Brae and I 
were blessed with our fourth child, 
John Kingsley, on February 12! He 
joins his sisters, Alii, fourteen, and 
Katheryn, ten, and his brother, 
Braxton, six. I continue to work on a 
very part-time basis (generally from 
home) for the law firm that I joined 
straight out of law school in 1984, 
Hunton & Williams. I regret not 
being able to attend our reunion, but 
our lives seem very full these days, 
especially with the recent addition 
to our family. I hope those who at- 
tended will remember to email me 
with all of the scoop! 


John A. Feudo 

8 Whippletree Lane 

Amherst, MA 01002-3100 

(413) 256-3158 

We're just one short year away from 
celebrating our twentieth reunion. 
I'm not sure if that's a good thing or 
a bad thing! Wherever you are and 
whatever you're doing, mark your 
calendars for next May and make 
plans to come back to the Heights 
for a weekend of fun and friends. 
Plus, I'm sure a weekend together 
will give me plenty to write about (or 
not write about!). • Joe DeBellis is 
the CEO of Virtual LogistiX Inc., 
and his company recently launched 
a new subsidiary, Vilox. Vilox deliv- 
ers on-the-fly technology in the ar- 
eas of Internet, enterprise, and 
wireless applications. • My old friend 
Gene Roman is back in the news, 
having been appointed deputy re- 
gional director for the northeast re- 
gion of the National Center on 
Education & the Economy. Gene 
recently completed his MPA with 
honors from Baruch College, City 
University of New York. • Maureen 
Simmons is now an admissions rep 
for the Center of Adult Programs 
and Services at Benedictine Univer- 
sity in Lisle, Illinois. • Speaking of 
new jobs, thanks to Lisa Capalbo 
for letting me know that Judge 
Patricia Lynch Harwood was re- 
cently sworn in as the newest gen- 
eral magistrate in RI Superior Court. 
Patti and her husband John live in 
Pawtucket with their four children. 
Having a friendly judge in RI would 
have come in handy after that night 
at the Breakers during senior week 
so long ago! • Mark Eagan had an 
exciting winter. He and his wife Patty 
traveled to China to adopt their new 
daughter, Bridgette Li, who joins 
brothers Ryan and Rory. After the 
new year, the family moved to Lon- 
don, where Mark will head up the 
real estate group for his law firm, 
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, 
LLP. Mike Paiva and his wife, 
Annette, also had a new addition to 
the family, Christopher. The Paivas 
have two more boys at home, Michael 
and Nicholas. Mike runs the RI of- 
fice of the Commercial Lending Di- 
vision for First Federal Savings Bank 
of America. He wants his old 
roomies — Mike Beatty, Tony 
Kinsley, Ed Norton, Mike 
Gaffney, and Joe Jest — and any 
other pals, to email him at • 



Here's a challenge from Ray Leone . 
He wants his fellow School of Nurs- 
ing classmates to write in and let us 
know how many of you are still in 
the profession. Ray made the break 
after nineteen years, and is now 
teaching sixth grade in Bellingham, 
WA. So what about it, Esther, An- 
gela, Karen, and others? • I got a 
nice email from Mike Mancini (have 
I mentioned lately how much I love 
this class correspondent gig and hear- 
ing from so many old friends?). Mike 
left NH eight years ago, and has 
been living in Boston where he is in 
medical sales management for 
Genentech, Inc. Mike and Barbara 
live in Winthrop with their twin 
daughters, Mary Kate and 
Jacqueline. He got together with 
John "Flash" Faherty, and they 
talked about a mini-reunion for the 
boys of Mod 7A. Mike has also been 
in touch with a few other BCers, 
Scott Sassone and my old 
housemate, Tom Quinn. • Hey 
Nick Callas, I hear you're recently 
married and living in SC. 
Congrats. . .let's hear from you. And 
speaking of long-lost names, I've had 
several people ask me where Johnny 
Ray is these days. John, I hear you 
may have left FL. I can't believe 
you'd do that at a time when most of 
us are just starting to think about 
moving there! Drop me a line, 
Johnny. And that applies to the rest 
of you out there, too. 

daughters, Marina and Alexa. What 
about the rest of the class of '83?? 


Cynthia J. Bocko 
71 Hood Road 
Tewksbury, MA 01876 

Welcome to the early summer edi- 
tion of class notes. I know the old 
adage says "Quality is better than 
quantity," but I'm sure there must 
be more news out there than this! It 
only takes a minute to share your 
news, so send me an email. • Lisa 
Montenegro lives outside Philadel- 
phia and works at the Children's 
Hospital of Philadelphia while play- 
ing mother to Jacob (3) and Sam (2). 
The boys are the joy of her life - "I'd 
take a carload if I could," says Lisa. 
Also, Jean Pier Gilpin lives in MA 
with her husband and three boys. 
Gregg Geider has been married for 
three years and recently moved from 
NYC to NJ where he works as an 
advertising executive. Gregg and 
Tina have sixteen-month-old twin 


Carol A. Baclawski, Esq. 
29 Beacon Hill Road 
W. Springfield, MA 01089 

Hope everyone is enjoying summer, 
after the cold snowy winter we had 
here in the east. • Brian McCann 
and his wife Kathleen recently cel- 
ebrated the birth of their third child 
(and first boy), Jack. Jack joined his 
sisters Fiona Rose, four, and Eliza 
Blake, two. Adding to Brian's busy 
fall was a new job - he is now assis- 
tant principal at Joseph Case High 
School in Swansea. This is the same 
school where he graduated from and 
has taught for the past eleven years. 
This past summer Brian starred as 
Captain Hook in the musical "Peter 
Pan" with his daughter Fiona, who 
played a baby kangaroo (and stole 
the show!). Brian and Kathleen have 
built a new house and moved in the 
week before Christmas. • Bill Brox, 

Visit the online 
community, via the 
alumni Web site at 
There, you can sign up 
for a BC email address 
and look up classmates! 

'85, and Julie Santaniello live and 
work together in Methuen. Julie 
stopped practicing law to help Bill 
start up a paving company, which 
they have been running for more 
than ten years. They are celebrating 
the birth of baby Georgia Kane Brox. 
They send greetings to their BC 
friends and would welcome hearing 
from them at 
• Dan Walsh is a practicing speech/ 
language pathologist in Roslyn 
Heights, NY, specializing in young 
children with severe developmental 
disorders. Dan writes he is recently 
divorced. He has two children, Ben- 
jamin who is now ten years old, and 
Kayla who is five. Dan writes he 
would love to hear from old class- 
mates and can be reached at • Genevieve 
Liquori Byrne reported that she 
and her husband, John Byrne, had 
their first child, Rachel Miranda on 

February 4, 2 001, during the bliz- 
zard. • Cheryl Jacques writes, "I 
am now in my fifth term in the MA 
State Senate where I serve as the 
chair of the Senate Post Audit and 
Oversight Committee. I just an- 
nounced as a candidate for MA lieu- 
tenant governor and would welcome 
support from BC alumni. I am also 
an adjunct professor of law at Suf- 
folk University Law School and of 
counsel with the law firm of Brody, 
Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten. I live in 
Needham with my partner Jenni- 
fer." Thank you for the news. Please 
keep me informed, so I can keep our 
fellow classmates updated. You can 
send, call, or email me with news. If 
you call, please leave a clear mes- 
sage, as I was unable to decipher a 
few phone numbers on my answer- 
ing service. 


Barbara Ward Wilson 
8 Via Capistrano 
Tiburon, CA 94920 

Hello again, I hope that everyone is 
happy and healthy. Please do take a 
look at the new BC alumni Web site; 
it is terrific! The address is Through the 
online community, you can look up 
old friends on the site and get access 
to their contact information. • Please 
send email. My mailbox has been 
extremely slow this quarter. I am 
always checking my email, so please 
just send me a quick note with news. 
• Beth (Factor) Williams is a project 
manager for Parexel Intl. She mar- 
ried Jim Williams in June 1999; they 
built a home in southern NJ and the 
family welcomed James Patrick, Jr. 
(8 lb., 2 oz.) on July 17, 2000. • Tim 
Cox and his wife Joy welcomed 
daughter Julia Clare on November 
6, 2000. Julia joins big sister 
Samantha, who'll be three in May 
2001. Tim works as an assistant 
county attorney for Jefferson 
County, CO's largest county. Tim 
works primarily on zoning and land 
use issues. • Since graduating, Dawn 
Marie Cameron has worked at 
Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Mass 
General, Desert Hospital in CA, City 
of Salem, Health Department and 
currently, Dawn Marie is working as 
the school nurse at Saltonstall El- 
ementary in Salem. She has also 
reeived her master's degree in nurs- 
ing and education. Dawn Marie is 
engaged and getting married in HI 

in August, and would love to hera 
from her old nursing buddies! 
Dawn can be reached at »My 
e-mail address for the notes has 
changed (see above). Please send 
me some news that is "fit to print" ! 


Karen Broughton Boyarsky 
205 Adirondack Drive 
East Greenwich, Rl 02818 

Thanks to all who wrote recently! 
Hope to include all the news and if 
you don't see it here, please email 
me at the above address to update 
me again! Big news is the online 
community that is up and running 
and such a fabulous resource to all 
of us! It really is worth the few 
minutes to log on and see the site! 
You can register on-line and find 
old friends, have email forwarded 
to you, and keep updated on alumni 
events, both in Boston and in your 
local area! The URL is Thanks to 
Rebecca Yturregui from the alumni 
office for all her work in getting 
this valuable resource up and go- 
ing. • Our good friends, Donna 
Alcott Riordan and her husband, 
Jack, are the proud new parents of 
baby Jack, born in December. 
Donna and Jack just built a beauti- 
ful home in Marshfield where 
Donna works part time as a district 
attorney. Congratulations to 
Gretchen Papagoda Parisi, who 
was recendy promoted to execu- 
tive editor at the Thompson Pub- 
lishing Group in Washington, DC. 
Gretchen lives in Herndon, VA 
with husband Ray and beautiful 
daughters, Laura and Anna. Since 
moving to RI, we've been able to 
catch up with fellow Rhode Islander 
Maurice Collins, who lives in 
Providence with his wife and one- 
year-old daughter. Maurice owns 
The Wild Colonial, a pub in the 
historic district of Providence, near 
his old stomping ground, Brown 
University, where he did his post- 
graduate work. • Trish and Kevin 
Donlevy welcome their son, 
Conor, who was born June 24, 2 000. 
After spending a year and a half in 
London, the Donlevys now reside 
in Hinsdale, IL, just outside of 
Chicago. • Bruce Cornelius and 
wife Mary Clare, '88, and three 
daughters left DC after eleven years 
for Bruce to become the vice presi- 
dent of They are 
living in Wesdake Village, CA. • 


Thanks to Tim Bouchard who 

wrote with news that he has been 
serving as a foreign service officer in 
Amman, Jordan, for the past two 
years. He lives in Jordan with his 
wife, Liz and four-year-old twins, 
Jake and Max. They hope to return 
to the states this summer! Michael 
Hooton writes that he has recently 
bought a condo in Revere and is a 
supervisor at the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles Phone Center in Boston. 
Thanks also to Karen Mancini 
Wagner who wrote in with lots of 
news, including that she and her 
husband, Tony, and two sons, An- 
drew (six) and Brendon (three), live 
in Damascus, MD where she works 
as a Training Specialist at Celera 
Genomics. She informed me that 
Marianne Solda Lynch lives in 
Sudbury with husband, Ed Lynch, 
'85, who is a clinical sales specialist 
of an artificial heart and they have a 
five-year-old daughter, Nicole. • 
Cindy Strapp Mignini and hus- 
band Paul, '85, and three-year-old 
daughter, Caitlyn live near Dallas, 
TX where Cindy is a meeting plan- 
ner from PriceWaterhouseCoo- 
pers. Donna Frosco is living in 
Greenwich, CT, and is partner in 
the White Plains, NY, law firm of 
Keane and Beane. Deborah Oliverio 
is living in New Orleans. Thanks for 
the updates, Karen! Alison Leonard 
and husbandjonathan Schlein, mar- 
ried for five years, just become the 
proud parents of twin daughters, 
Abigail and Melissa. The family 
lives in Denville, NJ. Alison is a trial 
attorney for CGU Insurance and 
would love to hear from classmates • Amy 
Yarbrough married Eric Galm in 
1993 and received her masters in 
social work from BU in 1997. They 
moved to Hartford, where son Ken- 
neth was born in March 1999. They 
are now living in Rio de Janeiro 
where her husband is doing research 
in ethnomusicology on a Fulbright 
Grant. Nancy Capozzi Albert is 
back on the east coast, living in York, 
ME, where her husband is in private 
practice as an oral surgeon. They 
have two children, Hannah (four) 
and Eli (two). Nancy is thrilled to be 
home with them. • Elaine Gottlib 
Tarutis had her second son, Ethan, 
on February 18, 2000. She is cur- 
rently teaching writing at BC. Sheila 
Hanrahan Dealing had a daughter, 
Madelyn, in June 2000 and 
Maryellen Lee McCarthy had twin 
girls, Elizabeth and Jacqueline in 
February 2000. Maria Ramos 
Cottrell and husband Eric had a 
baby girl in August and named her 
Victoria Isabel. The Cottrells have 
recently relocated to the San Fran- 

cisco area. That's all that I can say 
for now! Check out the alumni Web 
site and keep those cards and letters 


Catherine Stanton Rooney 
4 Bushnell Terrace 
Braintree, MA 02184 

Hello! I hope that your summer has 
gotten off to a great start, and that 
you plan to take some time to relax 
and have fun. We have lots of news 
from everyone, so let's get to it. • 
Congratulations to Tim and Dawn 
Curtis Hanley on the birth of Carlin 
Michelle on January 4. Dawn and 
Tim moved to a home in Duxbury 
before Carlin's arrival, and Dawn 
was able to take some time off for 
maternity leave from her job as di- 
rector of communications at the 
World Trade Center and Seaport 
Hotel in Boston. Tim is working in 
sales at Vality Technology in Bos- 
ton. Best wishes! Congratulations 
also to my friend Betty DeConto 
Waaler and her husband Chris on 
the birth of their son James Bray. He 
was born last August, and joins big 
brother Tyler and his parents at 
home in ME. Congratulations also 
go out to John and Chris Adley 
Battista on the birth of their daugh- 
ter, Valerie Robin, who was born in 
February. She joins brothers An- 
thony, five, and Darren, two. Chris 
is working parttime at a school in 
Newton. • I got a great email from 
Andrew Smith with lots of news: 
Ten former classmates got together 
at Keens Steakhouse in Manhattan 
to celebrate another year of health 
and success. Making the annual din- 
ner were Michael Arbisi, Jim 
Barilaro, Chris Brown, Michael 
Choy, Pete Gallagher, Teddy 
Hughes, Tom Livaccari, Dan 
Reddington, Dennis Regan, and 
Andrew Smith. The group boasts a 
total of seven children among the 
eight married participants with five 
more on the way! Chris Ridini and 
his wife Kristina Galehouse Ridini 
welcomed their third child, 
Michaela, on November 6. Michaela 
joins Carley and Dylan. Chris prac- 
tices law in Centerport, NY, and 
Kris is a tenured special education 
teacher in Freeport, LI. Thanks 
Andrew. Steve D'Antonio emailed 
that he lives in Mobjack Bay, VA, 
with his wife Sandy and their chil- 
dren,, andjames, eleven. 
He's a partner with Zimmerman 
Marine, a boat building business and 

a refit yard. Additionally, he's a con- 
tributing editor with Cruising World 
magazine, and writes regularly for 
several other boating publications. 
During the summer he's been teach- 
ing celestial navigation with the 
Naval Academy onboard one of their 
training vessels. Paul McAleer 
writes that he helped edit his brother 
Andrew's (also a BC alumnus) first 
mystery novel Appearance of Coun- 
sel, available in bookstores and 
online. • Kathleen Fitzmaurice 
Russell emails that she and her hus- 

The online community is 
up and running! Visit it at 

band Paul recently welcomed son 
Benjamin lastjune. He joins brother 
Harrison who's three. The family is 
living in Greenwich, CT. Congratu- 
lations! • Kieran J. Costello wrote 
that he and his wife Betty have a son 
Matthew who was born in January 
2000. Kieran is an attorney practic- 
ing in Fairfield, CT, where he also 
owns a local restaurant. The family 
spends their free time at a home they 
own on the Pacific Coast of Costa 
Rica. He'd love to hear from any 
classmates in the Fairfield area. I 
also received a note and compact 
disc (a first!) from Patty Marro 
Miller. She had a busy year cel- 
ebrating the birth of her son Michael 
and the release of her first CD, 
Thanks Patty! • Timothy Healey is 
president and CEO of a new venture 
called, which is 
based in Winchester. The company 
provides consumers with online meal 
ordering from local restaurants in 
MA and RI. Prior to Planet, Timothy was the US 
product manager for Allegra at 
Aventis Pharmaceuticals. • Jerome 
Shea, his wife Elaine and their six- 
year-old twins Emily and Jesse 
moved back to MA two years ago 
after making a transition from act- 
ing on Broadway, in film and on 
television. He's now the deputy chief 
of staff for Massachusetts Governor 
Paul Cellucci, focusing on strategic 
planning. Lisa Molina Heaps and 
her husband moved to Southern NH 
a year and a half ago. She's busy 
raising her three children, Caitlin, 
six, Maggie, three, and Jack, two. • 
On a sad note, I'm sorry to report 
the death of our classmate Michael 
Foley. He was a business develop- 
ment consultant who founded the 

Dalton Wyman Company, and had 
also worked at Chase Manhattan 
Bank, Citibank, and Master Card 
Intrnational. He was shot during an 
attempted robbery near his home in 
Tampa in April 2000. Our thoughts 
and prayers go out to his friends and 
family. That's all for now. Enjoy 
your summer nad your families, and 
please take time to write. See you in 
the fall! 


Laura Cermak Ksenak 
54 Kendal Avenue 
Maplewood, NJ 07040 

(973) 313-9787 

I finally wrestled my three-year-old 
Isabel off the computer to put these 
updates together. Writing this col- 
umn gave my computer and my over- 
stimulated senses a break from 
"Putt-Putt" and "Dora the Ex- 
plorer." Thank you dearly. • Dave 
Gilfillan (a.k.a. Gil) and wife Chris- 
tine proudly announce the birth of 
twin boys, Connor and David, on 
July 6, 2000. The boys are "already 
growing like mad" in their 
Ridgewood, NJ, home. John 
Gallaugher and his wife Kim Roer, 
'91, welcomed their first child, Ian 
Michael, last spring. John is an assis- 
tant professor of information sys- 
tems in BC's Carroll School of 
Management. • Peter Everin and 
his wife, Debby, welcomed their first 
child, Kelly Patricia, in August 2000. 
The Everin family resides in Ashland. 
Peter is director of strategic plan- 
ning for InterGen, an international 
energy development company, in 
Boston. • Steve Kenneally has lost 
touch with the BC flock since mov- 
ing from DC to Boise, ID, last year. 
Now closer to herds of elk than the 
subway, Steve works at home as a 
telecommuter with the treasury de- 
partment, and plays at home with 
bride since 1995, Kelly, and their 
cocker spaniel. Steve reports seeing 
Michelle Rawls at a wedding in the 
summer of 2 000. • Melissa (White) 
Shaheen sends greetings from Ra- 
leigh, NC, where she still works for 
the ad agency McKinney & Silver. 
She and husband Ross recently 
bought a home on Topsail Island, 
NC, where they spend most week- 
ends with their two kids and puppy 
dog. • Karl Panzer was recently 
named vice president at State Street 
Bank, and he and wife Patti 
(Mullaly) Panzer welcomed first 
child, Katelyn, into the Screaming 
Eagles fan club in September of 1 999. 



Patti is working in the design de- 
partment of Johnson & Wales Uni- 
versity. They live in Attleborough. • 
Jennifer (McMahon) Varick is still 
living in Milwaukee, WI, where she's 
vice president of McMahon Sales. 
Her husband, Brian, is the general 
manager of The Safe House, an in- 
ternationally renowned bar/restau- 
rant. • Linda Malenfant hasn't 
strayed far from the golden eagle. 
She works for BC and in her spare 
time plays lots of volleyball. Melissa, 
Karl, Patti, Jenny, and Linda all keep 
in touch just about daily via email. • 
David Burns and wife Cindy are 
proud to announce the birth of their 
first child, John, born in September 
2000. The little big man weighed in 
at a proud 10 lbs. 3 oz. Cindy is in the 
first year of her internal medicine 
residency at Wake Forest Univer- 
sity Baptist Medical Center. David 
is in his twelfth year with US Air- 
ways, continuing his career in cus- 
tomer relations management in 
Winston-Salem, NC. Jim Canavan 
and wife Lisa had a baby girl, Maggie, 
in October 1999. After four years as 
labor counsel for the city of Boston, 
Jim is working for the Boston Medi- 
cal Center as the director of human 
resource operations. The Canavan 
family live in Hull. Julie Mott 
Toulmin has been named senior 
advisor at Philanthropic Advisors an 
affiliate of Goulston & Storrs in 
Boston. Julie joins this innovative 
practice that counsels individuals and 
families in planning "inspired and 
educated" philanthropic giving. 
Keep the email coming! 

Get your BC email for life 
in the online community at! 


Cheryl Williams Kalantzakos 
10 Devonshire Place 
Andover, MA 01810 

Marie MacKay Murphy is living 
on Cape Cod. She received her PhD 
in psychology from Loyola Univer- 
sity Chicago and works as a research 
analyst at Harvard Medical School, 
Department of Psychiatry. She is 
married to Dean Murphy and has a 
daughter Halee. • Tracey Tully 
lives in Jersey City, NJ and works as 
a reporter for The New York Daily 
News. She is married to Ed 
Macchi,'86. They have a son Nick 
born in June 2000. Cheryl Palmer 
Ohlson lives in Washington, DC. 

She received her PhD in education 
from George Washington Univer- 
sity where she also teaches. She and 
her husband Barry have a two-year- 
old son named Devin. AngieMataya 
O'Hara and her husband Rich live 
in Gurnee, IL, a northern Chicago 
suburb. She received her MBA from 
NYU and uses those management 
skills to raise Kevin (three) and 
twins Kate and Ryan (one). Angie, th- 
anks for all of these updates, it was 
great to hear from you. In July 2000, 
Leila Habra Miller and husband 
Dean celebrated their tenth wed- 
ding anniversary and welcomed fifth 
child, March Stephen. He joins 
Cecily, nine; Eric, seven; Priscilla, 
six; and Paul, three. • Bryan and 
Kelly Furlong Stenberg announce 
the birth of their third child, 
Catherine Claire, born August 2 000. 
She joins big brother Kyle, four; and 
Megan, eighteen months. Lynne 
Cogavin wed Ed Toland in Sep- 
tember 2000 and is living in South 
Boston. • Janet Poillon recently 
became engaged to Gene Schatz and 
they plan to be married this year. 
Michelle Lally and Perry O' Grady 
'88, along with son Michael (eigh- 
teen months) welcomed their sec- 
ond child, Madeline. They are living 
in Milton. • Shawn and Lisa 
MacMillan Mullen are proud to 
announce the birth of their first 
daughter, and first child, Sadie Olivia 
Mullen. Sadie was born in August 
2000. Mom and dad missed most of 
the football games this past year, but 
they hope to teach Sadie to root for 
BC next year. Victoria Aguilar has 
been appointed as general counsel 
and vice president, legal and regula- 
tory affairs for NxGen Networks, a 
global telecommunications provider. 
Victoria received her law degree 
from the University of Michigan Law 
School. Finally, due to computer 
problems, I may have lost a few emails 
sent to me. If you sent an update 
before March 1, 2001, and it does 
not appear in this issue, I apologize. 
Please resubmit it! 


Kara Corso Nelson 
67 Sea Island 
Glastonbury, CT 06033 
(860) 647-9200 

Maria Del Carmen (Fernandez) 
MacKinnon and Kevin MacKinnon 
have a few additions to their family 
since their June 1 996 wedding. Their 
daughter Marina Rose was born 
December 3, 1998, and their son 

Ryan Roman was born June 2 3 , 2 000. 
Kevin is working as a senior audit 
manager for Fleet Boston Financial. 
Maria Del Carmen is a per diem 
registered nurse at MA General 
Hospital's neonatal intensive care 
unit. They have been living in 
Marshfield since June 1999. (If you 
would like to get a hold of them their 
email address is 
• Tricia Shircliff Greene is teach- 
ing at the University of Texas at 
Austin School of Social Work, where 
she specializes in working with youth 
and community development issues. 
Tricia married Chris Greene in 1 998 
in a private ceremony at the Ocean 
Club on Paradise Island, Nassau, 
Bahamas. They have a beautiful son, 
Jake. • Donna Morrissey is senior 
vice president of Regan Communi- 
cations Group, a full-service public 
relations firm located in Boston. 
Donna was recently elected a direc- 
tor of the Co-operative Central 
Bank. She resides in Newton. • 
Brian Hammer is defending his 
PhD thesis in microbiology at the 
University of Michigan this sum- 
mer. Then the whole family (Brian, 
Tracy, their son Ben and a new baby 
born in April) will be moving back to 
the east coast where Brian will begin 
a post-doctoral position in the mo- 
lecular biology department at 
Princeton University in NJ- * Sean 
Gavin just opened 2 1 -Nickels Grille 
& Tap, 21 -Nichols Avenue, 
Watertown. All class of '90 mem- 
bers are welcome! Anyone interested 
in scheduling a private party can 
contact Sean at (617) 923-7021 or • Larney 
Bisbano has been working for 
HypoVereinsbank, a German bank, 
since he completed his MBA at Stern 
(NYU) five years ago. He and his 
wife Delphine live in the upper west 
side of Manhattan. • Ken Forton is 
clerking for Justice John Dooley of 
the VT Supreme Court after gradu- 
ating from BC Law in May. • 
Florencia (Gobbee) Donaghy and 
her husband John welcomed the 
birth of their first child, Abigail 
Sofia on September 13, 2000. The 
Donaghys live in Lexington. • Philip 
and Jennifer (Gioioso) Sliney are 
proud to announce the birth of their 
son, Alexander Patrick, on July 13, 
2000. Jennifer is vice president of 
planning with Nine West Group in 
White Plains, NY. Philip is working 
for the US Government in Manhat- 
tan. • Phil Rectra was recently 
named e-learning alliances manager 
at Harvard Business School Pub- 
lishing. On the acting front, Phil just 
finished shooting a feature-length 
indie film and will be making an 
appearance in SpeakEasy Stage's 

production of "How We Talk in 
South Boston" later on this spring at 
the Boston Center for the Arts. • A 
small reunion of classmates took 
place during the BC vs. Notre Dame 
football game at the home of 
Annette (Arras) Flaherty and 
Vince Flaherty in Southborough. 
In attendance included Bryan Park, 
Michelle Kenney May and Jim May 
'96, and John Stillwaggon and his 
partner, Rich Ridolfo. Annette and 
Vince are proud parents of Jennifer 
Grace born July '99. Vince is a se- 
nior consultant for Price Waterhouse 
Coopers LLP in Boston. He received 
his MBA from Bentley College in 
1996. Annette is balancing mother- 
hood with her career in pharmaceu- 
tical sales for Janssen 
Pharmaceuticals. Michelle Kenney 
May and Jim May are proud parents 
of two children, Kayleigh, born Feb- 
ruary, 1999, and their newest addi- 
tion, Brian James, born October, 
2000. Michelle and Jim completed 
theirMBAsatBCin 1996. Michelle 
is pursuing a career as a full-time 
mom. They live in Natick. • Bryan 
Park completed his MBA in 1996 
from Babson College. He's currently 
working for Cahners Business In- 
formation as a senior financial ana- 
lyst. He's hoping to relocate to the 
west coast in early 2001. John 
Stillwaggon is currently director of 
technical operations for an interna- 
tional aviation consulting firm. John 
and Rich reside in the south end of 
Boston. • I hosted a little reunion of 
my own recently! The criteria for 
attendance: you had to be a 1990 BC 
grad. who lived on Xavier 2 nd , and 
your offspring had to be of the male 
persuasion! Chrissy (Conry) Flynn 
and her son Brendan (two) traveled 
all the way from RI. Susie 
(Mullarkey) Iovanne and her two 
boys, Micbael (four) and Matthew 
(one) came from Hamden, CT; and 
Missy (Campbell) Reid introduced 
me to her son Alex (who will be a 
year old by the time this goes to 
print). Add my two boys to the mix 
(Connor is three and Jared is one) 
and some "mac & cheese," andyou've 
got a party! A good time was had by 
all and the house was left standing, 
to boot! I hope you all have a won- 
derful summer, and please keep in 



Peggy Morin Bruno 

2 High Hill Road 

Canton, CT06019 

(860) 693-3025 

bcalumgi @worldnet. 

By the time you all read this, our 
tenth year reunion will have oc- 
curred, and I'm sure we had a blast! 
Be sure to let me know of any new 
scoop! • Congratulations to Jim and 
Ana Garcia Doyle on the birth of 
their first child Cecilia(Celia) Tess 
in December. They are still living in 
Zurich, Switzerland, where Jim is a 
consultant with Arthur Andersen and 
Ana is working for a Swiss Internet 
portal. Drop them a line at • Congratu- 
lations to Jennifer Minson on the 
birth of her first daughter, Mairwen. 
She joined her two older brothers in 
July. • Congratulations to Lisa 
Kochol Carroll and her husband 
Tom on the birth of their daughter 
Magalin Helen on October 20. She 
joins her four-year-old brother, 
Brendan. Lisa is taking four months 
off from teaching eighth grade lan- 
guage arts at Northeast Middle 
School in Bristol, CT. • Sapna 
Brahmblatt is currently in Minne- 
apolis, MN, completing a one-year 
fellowship in otology/neurotology. 
She has already completed her oto- 
laryngology residency at Albert 
Einstein College of Medicine in the 
Bronx, NY. • Congratulations to 
Don Fennell who has been pro- 
moted to major in the United States 
Marine Corps. He has been an op- 
erations officer in the Marine Air 
Support Squadron 1, 2d Marine Air 
Wing at Cherry Point, NC. Prior to 
returning to Cherry Point, he was a 
company commander at the USMC 
Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC, 
for almost three years. Roman 
Uschak was appointed assistant 
sports information director at 
Montclair State University in NJ. • 
Megan Rurakis pleased to announce 
the engagement of Jason DiPonzio 
to Miss Shari Dahl. Jason, Megan, 
Sharon Rogler, and Sheila 
Quinlivan Weimer and her family 
gathered in Jason's hometown of 
Rochester, NY, to watch the BC- 
Pitt game last fall. Megan brought 
her friend Shari to Rochester, where 
sparks flew betweenjason and Shari! 
Miss Dahl, a wealthy scion of a plas- 
tics family in NYC, is planning to 
leave her job in the entertainment 
industry to marry Jason. A fall 2001 
weddingis planned, andjason would 
love to see all his BC friends! • Last 
spring David Stokes resigned from 

his position as the Coca-Cola Clas- 
sic brand manager for the US mar- 
ket and moved from Atlanta to LA to 
join a hi-tech start-up called Ceiva 
Logic as their COO. David and his 
wife, Dee, are enjoying the southern 
CA climate and are expecting their 
second child in August 2 001. Their 
first son, Connor, just turned three 
in January. David can be reached via 
email at • Irene 
Kontje has been living out of the 
country for the last nine months, but 

Know of a young graduate 
whose activites - either 
professional or personal - 
might make a good profile 
for our Web site? Send an 
email to 
tracy.strauss.i @ 

is back in Arizona temporarily. She 
will receive her master's degree in 
international business in May. • 
Congratulations to Karen Kalokira 
Sunderhaft and her husband David 
on the birth of their daughter Jessica 
Anne on December 19. They are 
living in Shaker Heights, OH, where 
Karen is teaching. She was just 
awarded the ADDitudes Teachers 
"We Love" award for January/Feb- 
ruary 2001. David Blessing reports 
he has been in Chicago since Janu- 
ary 2000. He's still with Liberty 
Mutual, now as regional financial 
manager. He and Nancy 
Napolitano were engaged last De- 
cember and plan to be married this 
September in Newport. • Finally, if 
you sent me an update via email and 
you do not see it in this article, please 
email me again. Our computer 
crashed and I lost at least five email 
updates. I apologize! I'm printing 
hard copies from now on! 


Paul L Cantello 

The Gotham 

255 Warren Street # 813 

Jersey City, NJ 07302 

David Mittleman is a staff attorney 
with the securities and exchange 
commission, a division of Corpora- 
tion Finance, in Washington DC. • 
Dina Strada became engaged to her 
boyfriend of two years, Sean 
McLaughlin on November 18. Dina 
is a production supervisor for 
DreamWorks feature films. Sean is 
an EFX animator for DreamWorks 

Animation. They are planning a 
November 1 1 wedding in NJ. • Bar- 
bara Barrett Daly took a new job as 
a program coordinator at Dana- 
Farber Cancer Institute. Barbara and 
her husband Jim, GSOM '94, had 
their first baby, Jane Erin Daly on 
December 29, 2000. The Daly fam- 
ily resides in Holliston. • Gary 
Guzzi graduated from BC Law 
School in May 1998 and passed the 
MA and FL bar exams. Gary has 
lived in Miami since September 1998 
with his wife Vanessa Magnanini 
Guzzi, Law '98. Gary is an associate 
at the law firm of Ackerman, 
Senterfitt & Edison in Miami. 
Vanessa is the law clerk for a federal 
judge in Miami. You can email Gary 
at • Tim 
Muldoon is not missing in action. 
He is the chair of the department of 
religious studies, philosophy, and 
theology at Mount Aloysius College 
in Cresson, PA. Tim is married to 
Suzanne O'Farrell, '90. They re- 
cently adopted a daughter, Grace 
Marie, who is one year old and from 
Anhui Province in China. You can 
email Tim at timmuldoon 
© • Jim Bond and his 
wife Linda gave birth to their first 
child, Christopher, on June 3, 2000. 
Linda has quit her job and will 
e staying home to raise their son. 
Jim is a vice president at Merrill L 
nch Asset Management. Jim's emai 
is • Terri (Dallas) Gru 
zweig and her husband Kevin wel- 
comed baby number three on No- 
vember 1, 2000. Emily Anna joins 
older brothers Matthew (three) and 
Ryan (twelve months). Terri con- 
tinues to stay at home to be a full- 
time mom, and needless to say, things 
are a little busy in the Grunzweig 
household now! • Diana Butters 
married Gerard Lambert, '94, this 
past July. They honeymooned in HI 
and San Francisco and now live in 
Walpole. Diana got her MBA from 
Babson College in December 1999 
and now works as an assistant man- 
ager at Standish, Ayer & Wood In- 
vestment Counsel. Gerard teaches 
mathematics at Xaverian Brothers 
High School. Nicole Montagnet 
Smith was one of Diana's brides- 
maids. Nicole married Gene Smith 
in December 1996 and they have 
two daughters: Veronica (two) and 
Mackie(seven months). The Smiths 
live in Shreveport, LA. 


Cina Suppelsa Story 
47 Matchett Street 
Brighton, MA 02135 

Hello friends! Happy summer! Sorry 
about the double printing of the fall 
column. Somewhere along the line 
there was a miscommunication and 
a misprint. Needless to say there has 
not been much news getting to me 
these days. Everyone must be pretty 
busy. Please take note of my new 
address and email above to send any 
future updates. I got my BC email 
address from the online community, 
which can be found at http:// Check it out 
— it's easy! • My husband and I 
bought a new home in Brighton. 
Haven't been able to move too far 
away from BC! These are some of 
the updates last fall until now. • 
Congratulations to John Neu- 
hauser on completing the Ironman 
USA Triathlon (2 .4-mile swim, 112- 
mile bike, 26.2-mile run). That is 
incredible. Great Job! He currently 
is enrolled in the Carroll School at 
BC and living in Sudbury. Mike and 
Maria Boeke Mongillo welcomed 
their baby girl, Leah Elizabeth, to 
the world on September 13. They 
continue to live in Norwalk, CT. 
Mike is working for Wind-Up 
Records as the director of artist de- 
velopment and touring. Maria is 
teaching first grade in Wilton. Ann 
Marie Duffy got engaged this past 
fall to Mike Redmond. An August 
2001 wedding is planned on the Jer- 
sey shore. She finished up her MBA 
at Fordham University this winter. 
Brian and Kim LaGraize Bent wel- 
comed their second child, a baby 
boy, in April of2000. He weighed 10 
lbs. 6 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. 
Their daughter Kaley is now three 
years old. Kim is a dentist practicing 
in New Orleans. In the fall of 2000, 
Andy Caso and wife Natalie, Jen 
Bologna Grogono and husband 
Martin, and Ron Pascucci and wife 
Kristen Mastriani all welcomed 
their first child into the world. 
Michelle Peckham Decker and 
husband James recently relocated to 
Austin, TX. Doug Schobel appeared 
on the "Wheel of Fortune." Lisa 
Ferrari finished her MBA at the 
University of Colorado and is living 
in Boulder with fiancejason, getting 
ready for a September 2001 Cape 
wedding. Mark Solitro and wife 
Heather recently welcomed baby girl 
number two. Laura Beck, a.k.a. Julie 
McCoy of the northeast is engaged 
to Brendon Cahoon. An October 



2001 Falmouth wedding is planned. 
They are currently living in Austin, 
TX, where she opened an office for 
her company, Porter Novelli PR. 
Ted M. Murphy of Falmouth 
Heights, has contracted with JN 
Townsend Publishing to reprint his 
young adult Belltown Mystery Series 
as well as two new Cape Cod-based 
mysteries starring Orville Jacques. 
The Secrets of Code Z will be released 
this spring. If you are interested in 
purchasing these books in conjunc- 
tion with an author reading, email 
Ted at He 
also has performed assemblies on 
mystery writing. That's all for this 
issue. Please send updates to the new 
address or email above. 


Alyce T. Hatem-Sader 
33 Clementi Lane 
Methuen, MA 01844 

For those of us in the northeast, we 
are all glad spring has finally blos- 
somed upon us. For the rest of the 
class of 1994 alumni hope you had a 
pleasant winter and are looking for- 
ward to a fun-filled spring and sum- 
mer. I do have a new email address, 
please take note at the column head- 
ing. Thanks. • Congratulations to 
our new parents! The best of health 
and happiness to you all. Michael, 
'93 and Jennie (Osborne) Burke 
moved from Jacksonville, FL, to 
Bath, ME. Mike, a pilot for the US 
Navy has been relocated. The couple 
also welcomed their first child, Mar- 
garet Elizabeth Burke into the world 
on July 31, 2000. The new family is 
acclimating well with others and their 
new environment. • Brian and Betsi 
(Orem) Cogan had their first child 
on November 6, 2000, in San Anto- 
nio, TX. They named him Bayly 
John Cogan. The new family is do- 
ing well and sends their regards to 
their fellow BC Classmates. • Rob- 
ert and Kimberly (Rivard) Savinelli 
are proud to announce the birth of 
their daughter Kate Abigail born 
November 16, 2000. Rob is a man- 
ager at ESPN in Bristol, CT. Kim is 
manager of gifts, grants, and endow- 
ment at Wesleyan University in 
Middletown, CT. The new family 
lives in Portland, CT and reports 
everyone is doing well. • Carolyn 
Healy Lawless, on November 29, 
2000, gave birth to a set of boy/ girl 
twins — Connor and Catherine. 
Carolyn quit her job to be an at- 
home mom for a few years. Good 
luck Carolyn with twins, I hear it's 

twice as fan! This new-found family 
of four is living in Northborough. 
Carolyn also writes that Jennifer 
Hofgartner Morford and her hus- 
band Mark have moved back to MA 
from Seattle and Jen is working at 
the Woods Hole Oceanography In- 
stitute. • Bryan and Danielle 
Dehmler-Buckley had a baby boy 
on February 1, 2001. His name is 
Owen Bernard. They are doing great 
and living in Denver, CO. • 
Gretchen Morris married John 
Hartigan on October 28, 2000, in 
Peabody. BC alumni in attendance 
were Tara Sullivan, Diana Garicia, 
Fiona Johnson, Barb Forester, and 
Mary "Mimi" Sullivan, '95. 
Gretchen is currently working at 
Boston Medical Center as a grants 
and contracts specialist. • Yolanda 
Courtney is presently in her final 
year of law school at BC. She got 
engaged to Peter Lyle, a fellow BC 
law school student, on Valentine's 
Day. The couple has plans to take 
the bar exam this July and marry 
some time next summer. After the 
bar exam both will be working in law 
firms in the Boston area. Congratu- 
lations! • Kristen (Nystrom) 
Mellitt ran her first marathon, the 
Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth, 
in October. Her time was 3:51:22. 
Kristen, will we see you in Boston 
for the Marathon? Kristen and her 
husband Dan live in Charlestown 
and she is currently an editor for 
McGrawHill. • Bill Staar recently 
accepted an associate position at 
C.W.Briggs and Associates, P.C. in 
Glastonbury, CT. He writes that 
Brian Bagenstose and Tony 
Amador, both happily single, re- 
cently relocated to New Haven, CT, 
where they are first-year students at 
Yale's MBA Program. • Melissa 
Martin joined the Law firm of 
Robinson & Cole LLP as an associ- 
ate in December. Melissa graduated 
from the University of Connecticut 
School of Law with honors. • Every 
once in a while I like to let everyone 
know what I'm up to. I'm living in 
Methuen and working in our retail/ 
custom printing store in Salisbury 
Beach. I started a new endeavor this 
year. I have taken our store to the 
World Wide Web. Yes! I can't be- 
lieve it myself. If anyone needs cus- 
tom printed T-shirts or embroidered 
T-shirts for any occasion don't hesi- 
tate to look us up at! I'd like to 
thank all those who send in their 
information — it makes my job a 
whole lot easier. Take care. 


Megan Curda Tran 
3208 Castle Peak Avenue 
Superior, CO 80027 

Jake Deutsch graduated in 1999 
from the University of MA with a 
doctorate in medicine. Upon gradu- 
ating with honors he moved to NYC 
to study emergency medicine at Beth 
Israel Hospital. His experiences ri- 
val those portrayed in the television 
series "ER"! Jake has published 
original research in emergency medi- 

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Update your mailing 
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cine based on his studies and incred- 
ible experiences. He has also spoken 
on the national level and presented 
at a conference in Israel. When not 
saving lives Jake happily resides in 
Manhattan with his boyfriend Joey. 
He spends his free time enjoying 
NYC with his fellow BC alumni Joe 
Diliberto and Luke Orifice. The 
three put their liberal arts degrees to 
the test at premier parties, glam res- 
taurants, and gallery openings. (This 
sounds way better than "ER" tome!) 
While Joe, Luke, and Jake are thriv- 
ing in NYC, Adam Kelly lives in 
Boston and owns a successful cafe in 
the south end (my apologies for not 
knowing the address or name of the 
cafe; Adam if you read this please let 
us know!). • Susan Marietta mar- 
ried Brent Rakowslti on November 2 - 
7, 1999. Sue received her MA in 
communications disorders in 1999 
from the University of Minnesota 
and works as a speech-language 
pathologist in Addison, VT. Brent 
is a civil engineer in Burlington. They 
live in Vergennes, VT. • Charles 
Greenan is living in Boston and 
working downtown as a consultant 
software engineer at Fidelity Invest- 
ments. • Craig Tyndale, Michael 
Bosco, and Ching Wang are all 
pursuing MBAs from the Wharton 
School of Business at the University 
of Pennsylvania. Also, Ken 
Giuriceo is getting his MBA from 
Harvard Business School. • Karen 
Klein is engaged to James McNulty 
and will be getting married on July 
7, 2001. Karen will be graduating 
with a master's degree from the 
Graduate School of Library and In- 

formation Science at Simmons Col- 
lege in May. »I am overjoyed to 
announce the arrival of our wedding 
gift from God, Madison Rose Tran! 
Madison was born on January 5, 
2001 in Louisville, CO. Sheweighed 
7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 21 inches. My 
husband and I are thrilled with our 
honeymoon baby and are enjoying 
parenthood immensely! • Please 
keep the updates coming! 


Mike Hofman 

90 Montebello Road #2 

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 

Jacqueline Gecan and Edward 
Barnaby were married in St. Martin 
of Tours Church in Gaithersburg, 
MD, on December 9. Jackie is pur- 
suing writing and music having com- 
pleted a master's in literature at 
NYU. Ed is completing his PhD in 
British literature also at NYU, and 
plans to complete and defend his 
dissertation this year. Ed's college 
roommates Jason Bunge, Jeff 
Ferranti, and George Konidaris 
were groomsmen. Jay is attending 
Harvard Business School, and will 
be married to Cameron Blake (a 
Umass- Amherst grad) in June. Jeff is 
a resident at Duke University Medi- 
cal Center. He recently appeared in 
a Discover Channel documentary 
about young doctors. And George, 
who lives in Manhattan and works at 
Deutsche Bank, nearly got Ed ar- 
rested on his wedding night. After 
the reception, which was held at the 
Antrim 1844 Inn in Taneytown.MD, 
Ed and Jackie realized their pass- 
ports and plane tickets were missing 
- and had been left at a hotel about 
an hour's drive from where they 
were. Since the newly-minted 
Barnabys were leaving very early the 
next morning for their St. Lucia 
honeymoon, Ed had to retrieve the 
travel documents quickly. He bor- 
rowed George's rental car and sped 
off at 1:00 a.m. Along the way, he 
was stopped for speeding by a state 
trooper (something like 85 m.p.h.) 
and then was threatened with arrest 
because he was driving George's 
rental car, but wasn't listed on the 
lease agreement. Apparently, that's 
a big no-no in MD. In the end, Ed 
received an exorbitant speeding 
ticket, but he also got the passports 
and got back in time to go on his 
honeymoon. • Other guests at the 
Barnaby wedding included Kevin 
Sun (now at Credit Suisse First Bos- 
ton), Kathy Day (now at Morgan 


Stanley Dean Witter), Anna Pizarro 
(now at Google, the Internet searc 

engine) and Sha Sha Shiau (com- 
pleting a master's in social work at 
Columbia University). • Jennifer 
Brodeur married Jeff Marion on 
October 13, 2000, in St. Patrick's 
Church in South Hadley. She is a 
nurse at Baystate Medical Center in 
Springfield. • Jennifer Zeinoun 
married Charlie Tallard of Madi- 
son, WI, on October 28, 2000, at St. 
Patrick's Church in Bedford Vil- 
lage, NY. The reception was held at 
the Coveleigh Club in Rye, NY. BC 
people in the wedding included Jen's 
sister, Allison Zeinoun '95, who 
was maid of honor, and Rosey 
Sattler, Jen's BC roommate, who 
was a bridesmaid. The rest of Jen's 
BC roommates — Anna Pizarro, 
Sue (Iacona) Polidori, Beatrice 
Reaud, Kathleen Powers, and 
Michele Marallo - were there, as 
well. Other guests included Greg 
King, Cheryl Swanson '95, Dave 
Frankel '94, and Kellianne Frankel 
'95. • Former "Class Notes" corre- 
spondent Tina Gustafson married 
Martin Pujolar of Las Vegas, on De- 
cember 30 in Seattle, WA. Brides- 
maids included Lee Fitzpatrick and 
Lynn Damigella; MaryAnn 
McLaughlin and Kerri (Gallagher) 
Griggs were also part of the cer- 
emony. Guests included Caroline 
Cerullo, Suzanne Geden, 
Mariessa Longo, Daphne Smith, 
Loretta Shing, Bill Lyons, Todd 
Gustin, and Crissy Callaghan and 
Andrew Fellingham. New-job 
news from this group: Loretta is 
now working as a business develop- 
ment analyst working in the office of 
Mickey Drexler, president and CEO 
of The Gap Inc., in San Francisco. 
Suzanne is a product manager at 
Reebok, in the 'walking' category. 
Todd is an aide-de-camp for US 
Supreme Courtjustice David Souter. 
And Carrie is a research navigator at 
Forrester Research in Boston. • 
More career news: Following in the 1 
ng tradition of BC alumni such as 
Billy Bulger and Paul Cellucci, Jimm 

Faletra is working at the MA State 
House. He is an aide to Marion 
Walsh state senator from Hyde Park. 
Brian Woods recendy joined Nokia, a- 
nd is working on a new service 
whereby the company's mobile cus- 
tomers can browse the Web from 
their phones. Previously, he worked 
at Siemens. Kim Dandreo is a 
project manager on interventional 
cardiology clinical trials at the 
Harvard Clinical Research Institute 
for the past five years and will be 
completing her master's of science 
in epidemiology at the Harvard 
School of Public Health this June. 

Jennifer Teixeira is working as a 
fourth grade teacher in a public 
school in Jersey City, NJ. She is also 
working on an independent film. 
Nicole Franconere is a teacher. She 
lives in Albany, NY. She and her 
husband, Terrence Ward, have two 
children: a son, Andrew, and a baby 
daughter, Mackenzie. Lisa Gagliano 
is a teacher and lives in Long Island, 
NY. Mary Heller is living in At- 
lanta and working for an advertising 
agency. Bryan Castro just gradu- 
ated from UCLA Law School in the 
spring and lives in Los Angeles. Jen- 
nifer Calonita and her husband 
Michael Smith live on Long Island, 
and Jen works for Teen People maga- 
zine. Kelly Michelle Cross is a 
deputy attorney general with the 
state of CA, and lives in Sausilito. 
Kara Guillon writes that she ob- 
tained, after two years of classes and 
studying outside of work, the Euro- 
pean chartered financial analyst di- 
ploma. • Dorchester native Jen 
Kavanaugh is back in Boston, hav- 
ing spent a few years in CA. After 
receiving a master's in journalism 
from Stanford University, Jen wrote 
for the Palo Alto Weekly covering city 
hall. In January, she started work at 
the MetroWest Daily News covering 

The online community will 
help you find long lost 
classmates. Visit it through 
the alumni Web site at 

the towns of Northborough and 
Southborough. • And, finally, I got 
a job wrong in the last issue: Patricia 
(McLaughlin) Schneider, who 
married Dana Schneider last fall, is a 
CFA and an officer at Mellon Pri- 
vate Asset Management in Boston. 


Sabrina M. Bracco 
1371 First Ave., 4R 
New York, NY 10021 
(212) 249-9110 

It's been four years since gradua- 
tion. Can you believe it? Next year 
at this time we'll be gathering back 
in Boston for our fifth year reunion — 
a weekend that promises at least a 
few surprises. If you'd like to get 
involved with the preparation, please 
send me an email. In the meantime, 
check back for more details on local 
events in the next column. Now for 

your updates. • Susan R. Fitzgerald 

was married on September 23, 2000 
to Claudinei Batista de Lima of Bra- 
zil in Haddon Heights, NJ. Lisa 
Iannelli was maid of honor, 
Alexandre Chan, Paul Denoly, 
Hannah Glover, and Leslie Tsai, 
'99 attended the wedding. Kim- 
berly Field and Kurt Hawks, '98, 
were married on November 3 in 
Newport, RI. The wedding party 
included '97 and '98 BC grads, in- 
cluding Brian Thomas, Matt 
Landry, Paul Ricci and Jodie Lucia. 
Paul and Jodie plan to be married in 
May 2001. Brian Thomas and Car- 
rie Sbrolla were also recently en- 
gaged and are planning a 2002 
wedding. Kurt and Kim relocated 
back to Boston (from Adanta) and 
are now living in the north end. Kurt 
is working as a management con- 
sultant for Monitor Company, while 
Kim is an associate at Digitas. • 
Wedding bells will be ringing in July 
for Carolyn Van Ness when she 
and her fiance, Stephen Owen get 
married in San Francisco. They got 
engaged last October during a won- 
derful vacation in Italy. BC brides- 
maids will include Megan Kerrigan 
and Sabrina Bracco. Carolyn is liv- 
ing in Palo Alto, CA, and working 
for Jen Wahl, a 
second grade teacher in NJ, became 
engaged to her high school sweet- 
heart, Fenwick Garvey, in August. 
An October 2001 wedding in 
Montclair, NJ is planned. Brides- 
maids to include Alison Daniels and 
Emily Rauscher,'98. BJ Speranza 
and Cindy Tahlmore were engaged 
last May and will be married in 
Mendham, NJ, on June 23, 2001. BJ 
and Cindy currendy live in East caf- 
eterias, etc. and distributes it to food 
pantries and soup kitchens. • Kerry 
Hogan married her hometown 
sweetheart, Eric Tinney, on St. John, 
USVI, in July 2000. Bridesmaids 
were Katie Hogan, Erin Dionne, 
and Alison Shurina. The bride and 
groom enjoyed a wonderful and un- 
forgettable week in paradise with 
their families and close friends. The 
bride and groom enjoyed a wonder- 
ful and unforgettable week in para- 
dise with their families and close 
friends. Kerri would also like to con- 
gratulate Phil and Colleen Whit- 
ing, John and Karla (Jamaitis) 
Hudalla, and Dave and Lisa 
(Antolini) Millerick on their re- 
cent nuptials. Rich Corner recently 
returned to Germany after spending 
seven months in Kosovo as a first 
lieutenant with the Army's First In- 
fantry Division. Rich was promoted 
to captain on Thanksgiving morn- 
ing in the presence of his family who 
had flown out to Germany to spend 

the holiday with him. Rich is serving 
with two of our classmates, Dan 
Brace and JJ Tighe and would like 
to say a big hello to the rest of us. 
Last fall he had a great time giving a 
friendly "GO EAGLES" to the West 
Point grads that serve with him after 
the BC football victory over Army. 
After college, Ernesto F. Duran 
went straight into law school at the 
University of Miami from where he 
received his JD in May 2000 (cum 
laude). After successfully passing the 
Florida Bar, he accepted a position 
as an associate at Arias Fabrega & 
Fabrega in Panama City, Panama. 
After graduating from Columbia 
University School ofjournalism with 
a masters in May, Courtney Co 
avita headed to Italy in search 
of a job. (She had studied in Parm- 
a with the BC program in '96, and - 
had looked forward to returnin 
ever since.) She is currendy living in 
Milan and working for Women 's Wear 
Daily where she writes on fashion 
and fashion companies. She will re- 
main in Italy at least through the 
summer — perhaps longer. Darren 
Sager is CEO of a start-up e-advis- 
ing and derivative marketing firm in 
Manhattan called Liquid Focus. He 
is very enthusiastic about the 
company's current business activity 
and long-term future. After gradu- 
ating with honors from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina School of 
Law in 2000, Michael J. Kolosky 
joined the law firm of Robinson & 
Cole. He is currently living in 
Meriden, CT, and is engaged tojen- 
nifer Buschbaum. Another year of 
tremendous achievements for all! 
Looking forward to hearing from 
more of you. 


Mistie Psaledas 

2934 Dean Parkway, Apt. #206 

Minneapolis, MN 55416 

Greetings class of 1998! It has al- 
ready been three years since we 
graduated! I can't believe it. In those 
three years, so many of you have 
done so many great things. Here is 
what you have been up to. • Nicho- 
las Butovich, '96 and Maja Kos 
were engaged on September 29, 
2000, on a beach in Carmel, CA. 
They will be married in Chicago on 
June 9, 2001. Susan Nocella Bun- 
ker got married to John Bunker on 
July 15, 2000. They honeymooned 
in HI and now reside in Hyde Park. 
Susan works as a teacher at Saint 
Patrick School in Roxbury. John 


works as a software engineer for 
Xchange in Boston. In Colleen 
Hughes' wedding, Kerry Spellman 
was one of the bridesmaids, and Amy 
Dufour read at the wedding mass. 
Bob O'Reilly got engaged in Janu- 
ary to Alyssa Vore. Bob also moved 
to Minneapolis for six months. Becca 
Yalmokas and Teige Sheehan, '95 
will be getting married August 1 1 at 
the Newton Chapel Campus. Teige 
is doing postdoctoral research at the 
Yale Medical School Department of 
Molecular Psychiatry. Becca is 
studying to be a pediatric nurse prac- 
titioner at Yale as well. • One of our 

Your BC email address is 
waiting for you at - click 
on the online community 
menu option! 

classmates, Susannah Kilmer, 

passed away on January4, 2001. She 
had been suffering with cystic fibro- 
sis. She was engaged to Steve 
Hawthorne, '97. • Matt Norman 
left Accenture (Anderson Consult- 
ing) and moved to Boston in Janu- 
ary. Colleen McGuire accepted a 
position Mid-Jan working as a 
change management contractor at 
Fidelity Investments-Boston, roll- 
ing out a new human resource sys- 
tem and processes. Amy Woodman 
taught for two years in MS after 
graduation. She taught high school 
English and is now working in DC, 
living with two friends from high 
school. • Sarah Dohoney is in her 
first year at Suffolk Law. Laura A. 
McCormack works for Deutshe 
Bank in NYC. She lives with Caitlin 
Gallagher in Hoboken. Caitlin 
works for a group called City Har- 
vest in New York City who rescues 
excess food from restaurants, cafete- 
rias, etc. and distributes it to food 
pantries and soup kitchens. Marion 
Fitzgerald just moved to NYC after 
living in San Francisco for a few 
years. • Kevin Plavan is living in 
Boston while working in Metrowest 
as a biotech headhunter. He is also 
applying to medical school. Michael 
O'Donnell is working at Fidelity 
Investments in their field technol- 
ogy department. Eric Lussen is 
working at Fidelity Investments in 
Boston while obtaining his master's 
in finance at Boston University. He 
is also studying for the CFA exam. • 
Jonathan Zorrio is working in Bos- 
ton, living in Bea- 
con Hill. Mark Miner is manager of 
human resources for a non-profit 
real estate company in Boston. Ryan 

Santemauro is working at Sony 
Music in New York and living with 
Peter Fernandez, who is working 
at Morgan Stanley. • Terry 
Hannifin is living in Brooklyn with 
high school friends. John Moran is 
working in NYC. Graham Shalgian 
is involved in politics, living in Cam- 
bridge with Wesley Holmes. Wes 
is graduating from BC Law School 
this spring and plans on working in 
Washington, DC. MarcMingolelli 
is vice-president of a Metrowest bou- 
tique financial planning firm. Seth 
Upson works in advertising while 
living in NYC with Mark 
Shambura. Michelle Debendetto 
is engaged, graduating from North- 
eastern Law School. She plans on 
living in NY after her marriage in 
the spring. Chris Capobianco has 
just returned from a two-year pro- 
gram with the Peace Corps. Michael 
Foley works for Teradyne in San 
Diego. D.J. MacAloon lives in 
Bloomfield Hills, MI, where he ac- 
quired several NASD and SEC li- 
censes censes to become a 
self-employed financial advisor for 
American Express. He also just 
bought his own house! Tom 
Masterman moved to MN in Janu- 
ary. • Nothing new for me here in 
Minneapolis - we had a COLD win- 
ter. Needless to say, I am very happy 
it is summer! General Mills has 
been keeping me busy, but I have 
managed to get to NYC to visit 
friends often. Have a great summer. 
Please keep emails and letters com- 


Jane T. Crimlisk '74 

416 Belgrade Ave. Apt. 25 

W. Roxbury, MA 02132 


Emily Frieswyk 

141 Lake Shore Road #i 

Brighton, MA 02135 


Kate Pescatore 
3102 Secretariat Way 
Aberdeen, NC 28315 
(910) 246-2392 


Dean Michael A. Smyer 
Boston College 
McCuinn Hall 221A 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 
(617) 552-3265 

Virginia Bresnahan Graves 
RNcMS, '85, has developed Double 
Sunrise, Inc., which is a creative busi- 
ness to enhance the health of young 
women, early teen to college years, 
and their families. A substantial 
health Internet site, www. double was launched Novem- 
ber 2000, and it has received ex- 
tremely positive reviews from experts 
in adolescent health. • Dr. Fu-Ming 
Tao, '91, an associate professor of 
chemistry and biochemistry and 
mentor to university and high school 
students, is one of five professors in 
the nation to receive the 2 000 Henry 
Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. • 
Edward J. Caliguri, '86, has been 
appointed by Babson College in 
Wellesley as technical architect in 
the office of undergraduate pro- 
grams. • Michael Rustad, '81, was 
named by Suffolk University Law 
School to the Thomas F. Lambert, 
Jr., Endowed Chair in recognition 
of his exceptional scholarship, teach- 
ing, and service to the legal profes- 
sion. • Nancy Brouillard 
McKenzie, '87 was honored with 
the Commissioner's Citation and a 
Deputy Commissioner's Award for 
her extraordinary tenacious, inno- 
vative, spirited efforts in the interest 
of justice. Her daughter, Sarah, is 
thriving at BC while Gabrielle is 
heavily in to her social life as well as 
academics. • Richard George 
Kohut, MEd, '97, currently works 
as the campus ministry director for 
St. Michael's Academy in Austin, 
TX. • Erin Kohut Tierney, Med, 
'97, also works at St. Michael's Acad- 
emy in Austin, TX as a theology 
teacher. • Karen Archer, MA '99, 
recendy accepted the position of di- 
rector of religious education at St. 
Ann's parish in Wayland. • Wanda 
Stahl, PhD, '00, continues to work 
as director of resourcing ministries 
for the New England Conference of 
the United Methodist Church. 


Director of Alumni Relations 
Lynch School of Education 
Campion Hall 106 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 

Paul J. Colbert, PhD '93, has been 
promoted to full professor and ap- 
pointed director of the Center for 
Teaching Excellence and Distance 
Learning at Johnson & Wales Uni- 
versity, Providence, RI. Colbert was 
associate professor of graduate edu- 
cation at Johnson and Wales's 
Feinstein Graduate School. 


Elizabeth Ann Corman 
Boston College 
Fulton Hall 154-A 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 
(617) 552-8868 

Tom Berger, '76, was named deputy 
treasurer of the National Gallery of 
Art in Washington DC. Congratu- 
lations ! • Patrick Coleman '9 1 , is a 
professional services consultant at 
Synthenet Corp in Northboro. • 
Jim, '94, and Barbara (Barrett 
)DaIy,'95, have been very busy. Jim 
is the research project director at the 
Picker Institute where he manages 
national health care research 
projects, and Barbara is a program 
administrator at the Dana Farber 
Cancer Institute. Jim and Barbara 
live in Holliston, where they have 
just welcomed their first child, Jane 
Erin on December 19, 2000. Class- 
mates can contact Barbara at • John Daley, 
'95, lives in Arlington, VA and is 
working for MCI as a product man- 
ager. • Laura (Kolarik) Stich, '95, 
joins fellow alumni John Pallies, 
'98, and Tom Strachan, '98, at 
Akamai Technology in Cambridge, 
where she is director of product de- 
velopment • Brooks Gordon, '97, 
is living in Granite Bay, CA, and is 
the director of business development 
at Simpata, Inc. • Brice Lecoustey, 
'97, is a senior consultant at Arthur 
Andersen in Luxembourg focusing 
on risk consulting and project man- 
agement. • Wade Reilly, '98, and 
his wife Leitha (Miner), '97, write 
that they are living near the Windy 
City in Evanston, IL. • Shailesh 
Jain, '98, is a business development 
manager for the telecommunications 


industry at Corning Inc. in Corning 
NY. • Tim Cooke, '98, recently 
joined Jessica Guo, '97, as a finan- 
cial services consultant in KPMG's 
Boston office. • Pam Petropoulos, 
'98, is a marketing manager for a 
Canadian software company, 
Cimmetry Systems Inc. inMontreal. 
• Ben Cavallo, '00, is a financial 
consultant for Salomon Smith 
Barney in Waltham. • Congratula- 
tions to Marybeth Henry, '00, and 
her husband John, on the arrival of 
daughter Kaitlyn on July 1, 2000. • 
David Epstein, '00, vice president 
of product management at First Call 
in Boston, was featured on the Feb- 
ruary 1 2 cover story of Network World 
magazine for his role in launching a 
wireless version of the company's 
Web-based service which supplies 
research information to stock bro- 
kers. • Mike Daoust, '00, Randy 
Laughlin, '00, and Dennis Hayden, 
'00, have all joined iPhrase Tech- 
nologies in Cambridge. • Amy 
LaCombe '90, '00, is putting her 
MBA to the test as the new assistant 
dean here at the Carroll School. 
•Carlos Mejia, '00, is an associate 
at McKinsey & Co in Bogota Co- 
lombia, specializing in corporate fi- 
nance and strategy. • Hannah Zhao, 
'00, is an investment analyst at Xy- 
lem Investments in Boston. She 
would like to get together with other 
alumni in the Boston area. 


Laurel Eisenhauer 
Boston College 
Cushing Hall 202 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 
(617) 552-4279 

Rhodera Campos, MS '99, is vice- 
president of the Phillippine Nurses 
Association of New England. • 
Aranya Chaowalit, PhD '97, is dean 
of the faculty of nursing at the Prince 
of Songkla University in Thailand. 
Aranya began an international 
master's degree program in 1998. 
Her university was affected by the 
serious floods that occurred in the 
fall; staff and students helped with 
people displaced by the worst flood 
in Thailand's history. • Lin Zhan, 
PhD '93, is associate professor of 
nursing and Asian American studies 
at UMass-Boston. Her book Asian 
Voices: Asian and Asian American 
Health Educators Speak Out was 
named a "Book of the Year" by Ameri- 
can Journal of Nursing. • Elizabeth 
Damato, PhD '98, has been ap- 
pointed to the faculty of theFrances 

Payne Bolton School of Nursing at 
Case Western Reserve University. • 
Kathy Horvath, PhD '99, is project 
director for a grant titled "Safety 
Enhancements to Prevent Home 
Injury to Veterans with Alzheimer's 
Disease" at the Bedford, VA Hospi- 
tal. • Karen Hassey Dow, PhD '92, 
is a faculty member in the school of 
nursingat the University of Central 
Florida in Orlando. She was ap- 
pointed by Governor Jeb Bush to 
the Biomedical Research Council for 
the state of FL. One of Karen's re- 
cent projects is WebONE, an inter- 
national oncology nurse education 
program via the Internet; this is avail- 
able in both English and Japanese. • 
Judith Spross, PhD '99, is a senior 
scientist at the Center for Applied 
Ethics and Professional Practice at 
Education Development Center. She 
is co-investigator on a four-year, 
$1.89 million initiative focused on 
improving cancer pain management 
in managed care funded by the 
Agency for Healthcare Research and 
Quality. She also directs the Mayday 
PainLink project, a consortium of 
fifty institutions working to improve 
pain management in their settings. 
Herbookon Advanced Nursing Prac- 
tice: An Integrative Approach was re- 
cendy published by WB Saunders 


Linda Doucett-Rosa 

BC Graduate School of Social Work 

McCuinn Hall 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02468 

The Alumni Association will be hold- 
ing its annual meeting just about the 
time you receive this copy of the BC 
Magazine. In the September edition, 
we will reveal who received the 2001 
Heroes Award. • Iris Kingsbury, 
'85, wants all to know that she is a 
medical social worker at Quincy 
Hospital. Kimberly Robinson 
Akvidge, '78, married in March 
1999. She works for the Arizona 
Republic newspaper as marketing 
segment manager. Dominique 
Ponzio, '99, began volunteering in 
Costa Rica with the Salesian Sisters 
in January 2000. She is working 
with street girls. When not in Costa 
Rica, Dominique lives in 
Norristown, PA. Ellen Rice, '99, 
lives in Wayland and works in Lowell 
for Choate Emergency Services and 
in Maiden at Arbour Counseling 
Center. Heidi Steinert, '97, lives 
in Belmont with her husband and 
their daughter Emma, born March 

24, 1999. Heidi works part time at 
the Italian Home for Children. Joy 
Barker Bliss, '71, lives in Haverhill 
and has retired. She and her hus- 
band Art are traveling and spending 
time at their cottage in northern 
VT. Sara Silva, '98, had a baby girl 
on July 29, 1999. Sara reports that 
Ximena Soto married Scott Landry 
in Mexico City. Sister Linda 
O'Rourke, DC '74, is in New Sa- 
lem, PA and is doing a needs assess- 
ment in preparation for her 
community initiating a new minis- 
try. Barbara Tortorella, '72, lives 
in Norwell. She is a motivational 
speaker and has been described as 
funnier than Loretta LaRouche. In 
May 2000 Adjunct Professor Tho- 
mas Bronfman presented a paper, 
"Gender Differences in MH and SA 
Disorders as Correlates of Gambling 
Disorders." LisaBello, '97, left her 
position as an EAP Clinician for the 
City of Boston. She and her hus- 
band Todd moved to Needham. 
Rodney Lee is living in New York 
City and is program director of the 
Adolescent Service Unit at a foster 
care agency. • Since we have had 
very few columns in the past year or 
so we are still reporting old news. In 
the September column we will be 
timelier, so send me your news. 


Vicki Saunders 

Boston College Law School Magazine 

885 Centre Street 

Newton, MA 02459-1 i63years 


Boston College Clubs 

Dear Boston College/Newton College Graduate: 

I can't imagine a better time to join the Alumni Association 
team. Since I started in February, I've had the pleasure of 
participating in the fiftieth annual Laetare Sunday Mass and 
breakfast, the first annual Alumni Evening at the Arts Festival, 
and of course Reunion. Our basketball team enjoyed one of the 
best single season turnarounds in NCAA history, and our 
hockey team wins the coveted NCAA National Championship in 
a thriller in Albany. It's been an exciting four months. 

I've enjoyed the opportunity to meet and speak with many class 
and club leaders regarding our regional clubs and class 
programs, and look forward to working with you and our 
leaders to creating new initiatives, which will bring BC alumni 
together and involved in the life of the University. During 
meetings and discussions with graduates, one common thread 
has always emerged - Boston College alumni and Newton 
College alumnae are dedicated to their alma mater. 

We'll continue to reach out for your ideas and comments and 
keep all of you informed of our progress. I encourage you to 
drop me an email at to chat about our 
future direction and your suggestions. I'd also like to take this 
opportunity to announce the latest additions to our team. 
Lauren Pandolfe '99 and Amy Loring began in April as the new 
assistant directors for classes. They bring to the Heights broad 
backgrounds in university relations and event planning. 

Keep an eye on our Web site ( ) as we 
highlight the activities of our classes and regional club events 
and watch for exciting announcements relative to volunteer 
resources and new initiatives. We'll work hard to continue the 
excitement of the past few months, and look forward to 
enhancing your interaction with the Association. 

Go Eagles! 

Jack Moynihan 

Senior Associate Director 


Boston College Clubs 


Martin S. Ridge '67 
3117 West Meadow Dr. 
Phoenix, AZ 85053 
H: (602) 942-1303 


Los Angeles 

Harry R. Hirshorn '89 

1250 Tenth Street #7 

Santa Monica, CA 90403-3648 

H: (310) 394-8908 


Northern SF 

Julie C. Finora '84 


3033 Franklin Street 

San Francisco, CA 94123 

H: (415) 4092957 


Linda Song '97 


2370 Chestnut Street 

Unit 108 

San Francisco, CA 94123 

H: (415) 776-3793 


Despite the rolling blackouts, the 
dot-com crashes, and the rainy sea- 
son, we are having a fantastic year 
here in the Bay Area, with a grow- 
ing number of alumni joining the 
BC Club of Northern CA. We 
kicked off the year with some great 
events including a social/network- 
ing night in San Francisco and the 
South Bay, and our first ever wine 
tasting party. We also got together 
in May to participate in a commu- 
nity service day with a local organi- 
zation in San Francisco. • We are 
very excited about what we've got 
on the calendar for the second half 
of 2001, particularly for one of the 
biggest anticipated events of the 
year, the BC vs. Stanford football 
game on September 8. We are 
working with some alumni to plan 
for a great tailgate and reception 
before the game, and rallying the 
other regional clubs within close 
traveling distance to join in the 
fun. In addition to that, we are 
excited about an outing in the East 
Bay for an Oakland A's baseball 
game, our second annual golf tour- 
nament, a BC/ND game get-to- 
gether, and a Toys for Tots holiday 
party. • As co-presidents, we would 
like to thank the other members on 
the planning committee for our 
regional club. All of the great events 
we hold are possible due to the 
hard work and commitment of a 
small group of very dedicated and 
creative people. We are always 

looking for new members for the 
planning committee, so if you're in- 
terested please get in touch with us. 
If anyone is planning on moving out 
the Bay Area, or just graduating from 
BC and headed west, we welcome 
you to join the email list for the Club 
out here by sending a note to bc- 

Orange County 

Ann K. Buckley '74 
22392 Destello Street 
Mission Viejo, CA 92691 
H: (949) 837-9206 

San Diego 

Peter J. Salmon Esq. '88 

Moss Pite&DuncanLLP 

525 East Main Street 

El Cajon, CA 92022-2289 

Phone for BC business: (619) 239-9403 


On January 9, 2001, the club held a 
career networking evening for cur- 
rent students in conjunction with 
the alumni office. The club wel- 
comed Dom DeLeo, the director of 
alumni career services, to the event, 
as well as many current students and 
recent alumni. The event allowed 
for personal interaction between 
graduates and students for career 
advice and networking. We look for- 
ward to holding the event again. • 
During the month of March 2001, 
the club got together to watch the 
BC's men's hockey team and both 
the women's and men's basketball 
teams. • On May 5, the club held its 
first golf tournament of the year in a 
four-person scramble format at 
Castle Creek Country Club in 
Escondido. It was a great day of golf, 
lunch, and the chance at prizes. • On 
August 4, 2001, at noon, the club 
will host its annual picnic and fresh- 
men send-off. Each year, this event 
presents the first opportunity to 
welcome BC's newest students and 
their families to the alumni commu- 
nity. We plan to hold the event a 
D'Anza Cove at Mission Bay Park. 
On August 18, 2001, we will again 
join with the very motivated Boston 
College Alumni Club of Orange 
County for a day at the races in Del 
Mar. • In the fall, the club will mo- 
tivate members to go to the Stanford 
football game, hold a second golf 
tournament in October, and get to- 
gether with the Notre Dame Club of 
San Diego as BC hosts ND in a 
football game on October 27, 2001. 


Christopher M. Doran MD '68 
900 S. Garfield Street 
Denver, CO 80209-5006 
H: (303) 744-3086 

Greetings from beautiful Colorado! 
February saw us hosting a reception 
for Alumni Association Executive 
Director Grace Regan at the home 
of Club President Kip Doran, '68. 
Kip's daughter Alison, '00, is now 
working at the BC Housing Office 
as she prepares for graduate school. 
Daughter Meghan, '03, was part of 
the BC contingent in Appalachia over 
spring break and will spend her jun- 
ior year abroad in Cork, Ireland. 
Although her heart remains with her 
alma mater, wife Maureen O'Keefe 
Doran SON '69, devotes a consid- 
erable amount of time as the chair- 
person of the Association of Yale 
Alumni where she and Kip did their 
graduate and professional school- 
ing. Barbara Sullivan Rohrig, '79, 
hosted a reception at her home for 
newly admitted students in April. 
BC continues to attract consider- 
able interest from Colorado high 
school students as we now have fifty- 
three active students in the four 
classes. The group engaged in our 
spring community service project at 
Project Cure where we sorted and 
packaged donated medical supplies 
for shipping to third world countries 
around the globe. John Pirnat, '70, 
has graciously accepted the position 
as club secretary and diligently works 
on our minutes and club directory. 
Mike Bottaro, '97, and Erin Lan- 
gley,'97, have added the fresh ideas 
of recent graduates to our club steer- 
ing committee. Mike graduated from 
the University of Colorado Law 
School in 2000 and is now a law clerk 
for the Colorado Court of Appeals. 
Erin heads Northeast Partners, a 
service organization finding hous- 
ing for deserving families in Denver. 


Marco Pace '93 
95 Dowd Street 
Newington, CT 06111 
H: (860) 667-1056 


Carrie MacNamara '88 

1809 Kenwood Ave., Unit #301 

Alexandria, VA 22303 

H: (703) 578-0714 


Thirsty Thursdays are becoming a 
monthly tradition for the BC Club 
of Washington, DC. Mary Alex 
Dundics is doing a great job coordi- 
nating these stress-relieving events. 
Check the club Web page 
( for the loca- 
tion of our next happy hour. • In 
December, BC alumni gathered for 
a holiday reception in a beautiful, 
newly renovated US House of Rep- 
resentatives Committee room. Al- 
though the Capitol Christmas tree 
lighting ceremony was changed to a 
different date at the last minute, area 
alumni enjoyed food, drink, and the 
company of new and old friends. 
Special thanks toMaryMcDermott, 
Sheila Murphy, and Deirdre Walsh 
for organizing this great event. • 
Januarywasabusymonthforus; 150 
BC alumni gathered to watch the 
Bruins battle the Capitals with pre- 
game festivities at the ESPN ZONE. 
The club sponsored a career net- 
working event for current BC stu- 
dents wanting to learn about career 
opportunities from area alumni. 
Thanks to Tom Sullivan for host- 
ing this important event at the Na- 
tional Federation of Independent 
Business. Bob Burke also organized 
an AAV Early Action Yield Recep- 
tion at the Landon School. Finally, 
BC alumni and other volunteers 
sorted more than 20,000 pounds of 
food donations at the Capital Area 
Food Bank. Special thanks to our 
coordinators, Christiane Canavan 
and Gail Phadungchai, and to all 
the volunteers. We apologize to 
those alumni who wanted to partici- 
pate but could not due to space limi- 
tations. More events like this are in 
the works! • AAV program will be 
active in the spring with five activi- 
ties from March to May including 
college fairs, a yield reception, and a 
BC night for selected high school 
juniors. We also plan to host last 
minute tournament telecasts to cheer 
on the BC basketball team. April 
brings the alumni golf tournament 
2001 at Fort Belvoir Golf Club. We 
will also participate in the nation- 
wide Christmas in April program, 
where we will paint the interior of 
the Sacred Heart School in Wash- 
ington, DC. • As summer ap- 
proaches, we will host another career 
network event, a Red Sox-Orioles 
game/reception, and additional ser- 


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vice projects. We are looking for 
people to help plan and organize 
events. If you are interested in get- 
ting involved, email Carrie 
McNamara, club president, at 
macca 1 


Mandy Broughton '84 



Jonathan L. Yalmokas '95 




Broward & Palm Beach 

Janet C. Cornelia '70 

741 Windermere Way 

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 

H: (561) 775-6122 


Our annual boat parade was a huge 
success. Thanks to Tom and Donna 
Regan for arranging such a large 
group. Everyone enjoyed the Christ- 
mas lights along the Intracoastal Wa- 
terway while dining, dancing, and 
singing carols. • Our second annual 
golf tournament was held on Febru- 
ary 3 at the West Palm Beach Coun- 
try Club. John O'Hare and Jim 
Underwood co-chaired this event. 
Peter Carney's friend, Ross Coon, 
not only won the prize for closest to 
the pin on a par-3 hole, but he also 
stroked a hole-in-one! Other prize- 
winners were Charlotte Pauley, 
Cookie Deering, Rich Bassett, and 
Jack McCarthy. A notable feature 
of this outing was the presence of the 
executive director of the BC Alumni 
Association Grace Cotter Regan 
'82, and her husband, Bernie. We 
are pleased that some members got a 
chance to meet our new director. 
Pat Burke recently hosted an edu- 
cational seminar, "Smart Women 
Finish Rich." We thank her for pro- 
viding this service. • The spring 
months are busy ones for our mem- 
bers. March 22, John O'Hare orga- 
nized a night at the Kravis Center 
for the Performing Arts. The Irish 
Rovers performed favorite Irish 
songs to the enjoyment of all. April 
is service month at BC. Our club had 
two projects going at once. Jan 
Mercadante collected donations 
from club members to fill twenty- 
two Easter Baskets for a local mi- 
grant children's daycare center. And 
other club members signed up to 
help Habitat for Humanity construct 
two homes in West Palm Beach. 
One of the homes was a totally 
woman-built one. We were happy 

to help both of these worthy causes. 
Marietta Galindez invited our club 
members to join the Miami's, Notre 
Dame's, and Georgetown's clubs for 
their annual Palm Sunday Mass and 
breakfast. • Club elections will take 
place in June. There are many ways 
to serve our club. Please forward 
your name to Janet Cornelia if you 
are willing to participate in club ac- 
tivities or take a leadership position. 
Our club's success depends on help 
from many hands. 


Marietta Galindez '95 
1701 SW 104 Avenue 
Miami, FL33165 
H: (305) 223-8046 


William F. Hackett '66 
4822 Ocean Blvd. 
Sarasota, FL 34242 
H: (941) 346-2218 


Nicholas Burns '78 

American Embassy to Greece 


Athens Greece 09842 



Kevin J. Reid Esq. '91 
3442 N. Seminary, Apt. #2 
Chicago, IL 60657 
(312) 409-2700 


Stephen E. Ferrucci '87 & LAW '90 
11352 Hickory Woods Drive 
Fishers, IN 46038-1887 
Phone for BC business: (317) 684-6189 

The Indiana Club hosted a congratu- 
latory reception for accepted stu- 
dents on April 19 at the home of 
Steve and Julie Ferrucci. Accepted 
students, their parents, and BC 
graduates from many different class 
years attended. Everyone enjoyed 
themselves and the students and their 
parents came away with more in- 
sight about BC. Please watch your 
mail for other exciting events 
planned in 2001. In July, the Club 
will host a picnic under the stars at 
connor Prairie Settlement in Fish- 
ers. This is our most popular e vent. 
Please join us as we listen to the 
sounds of the Indianapolis Sym- 
phony Orchestra. The Club will re- 
serve tables close to the stage and 
you are welcome to bring your fa- 
vorite picnic fare. Our freshmen 
send-off will take place at the home 

of Ruth and Skip Vignati on August 
4. All friends of BC are welcomed! 
We are also planning tailgating par- 
ties for football season. Both our 
club's treasurer and secretary moved 
back east in 2000. Anyone interested 
in serving the club as treasurer, sec- 
retary, or in any other capacity should 
contact me at the contact informa- 
tion above. 


Kenneth D. Pierce '79 
35 Oakhurst Road 
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04330 
H: (207) 767-5741 


Eileen O'Connell Unitas '81 
3808 Saint Paul Street 
Baltimore, MD 21218-1820 
H: (410) 889-3300 

The Baltimore Club is looking for- 
ward to summer, when our annual 
Fresh"person" sendoff will take place 
in July. Sunday, July 8 is the date! 
Then we are host to the Eagles bi- 
annual visit to Annapolis for the Sep- 
tember 22 noon football game and 
pre-tailgate party. Save the date now! 
We are planning the menu now and 
expect alumni from Boston, Cape 
Cod, Philadelphia, and Washington 
DC clubs to join us! The Red Sox 
don't come for a weekend visit until 
late August and early September, so 
it is unlikely that we will have that 
event this year. Volunteers always 
needed. Call Eileen Unitas at (410) 


Cape Cod 

John T. Driscoll '49 

20 Cary Avenue 

Milton, MA 02186 

H: (617) 698-2266 


Western MA 

Robert T. Crowley Jr. '70 
65 Ridgecrest Circle 
Westfield, MA 01085-4525 
W: (413) 734-2163 
H: (413) 568-3995 


Francis J. McGarry '61 
Tucker Anthony, Inc 
370 Main Street Suite 900 
Worcester, MA 01608 
W: (800) 797-0670 

Young Alumni Club 
(617) 552-1884 

The Young Alumni Club (YAC) of 
Boston has an event on June 2 1 , that 
is a "can't miss" - the annual Walk 
on Water Boat Cruise. For a won- 
derful evening of dancing, the sounds 
of a live band, and the comraderie of 
hundreds of young graduates, join in 
the fun on the three-hour boat cruise 
around the Boston Harbor. 
Throughout the year, YAC also of- 
fers spiritual, social, and networking 
events, including: a Mardi Gras 
party, Oktoberfest, Party for a Plate, 
the annual Christmas Mass, ice skat- 
ing at Frog Pond, the Three C's 
career series, ski weekends, wine 
tastings, golf tournaments, bookclub 
discussions, and Christmas in April, 
to name a few. Visit us online at for the latest infor- 
mation on these and other events. 
YAC monthly meetings will resume 
in September, and all alumni gradu- 
ated less than ten years are invited to 
Alumni House on the first Wednes- 
day of each month. 


Stephen & Andrea Yoch '87/'89 

936 Hardwood Avenue 

Shoreview, MN 55126 

Phone for BC business: (651) 483-1134 

F: (612) 373-8538 


St. Louis 

Robert j. Fanning '86 
7369 Idamor Street 
Saint Louis, MO 63123-2102 
H: (314) 849-7877 


Hon. Carol Quinn Holden '65 

GAS 23 Manchester Road P.O. Box 13 

Amherst NH 03031-0013 

W: (603) 627-5600 

H: (603)673-8167 


The Boston College Club of New 
Hampshire's fall and winter activi- 
ties were designed to bring alumni, 
parents, students and friends to- 
gether. Leading the club into the 
Millennium are President Carol 
Quinn Holden, G A&S '65, Vice 
President J. Porter Starrat, '61, 
Secretary David Horan, LAW '77, 
and Treasurer John Hession, '68. 
A millennium Mass was celebrated 
on November 19, 2000, to recog- 
nize and highlight the club's com- 


Boston College Clubs 

munity service initiatives. Bill 
Hamrock '45 chaired the event. 
Grace Cotter Regan, '82, execu- 
tive director of the Alumni Associa- 
tion, brought greetings from BC. 
Concord and Manchester Eagles 
serve at the Penacook Soup Kitchen 
and the New Horizons Soup 
Kitchen. The club sponsored two 
tables at the Seventh Annual Thanks- 
giving Breakfast for New Horizons. 
This project has been expanded to 
the Salvation Army in Portsmouth. 
Thalia Higgins, '81, is the coordi- 
nator, arship program is in its elev- 
enth year. The scholarship question 
posed this year was whether or not 
the electoral college should be abol- 
ished. Richard Girard, '91, was the 
chairman. Kevin Bannon, '76, and 
Tiffany Gillis, '91, hosted a net- 
working event foryoung alumni. Bill 
Hamrock, '45, is in the process of 
organizing a Seacoast Regional 
Membership Meeting. Ongoing club 
programs include: the Boston Col- 
lege Book Award Program, the 
Freshman Send-Off, the Retired Je- 
suits Remembrance and the Foot- 
ball Ticket Program. The annual 
golf outing and sports evening, 
chaired by J. Porter Starrat, '61, 
will be held at Stonebridge Country 
Club in Goffstown on July 30, 2001. 
If you want to be added to our email 
list or want further information on 
programs and/or events, please con- 
tact Carol Quinn Holden at (603) 
673-8167or ccommish@ultranet 
.com. Go BC. 


Northern NJ 

Lawrence A . Joel, Esq. '87 
30 Burch Drive 
Morris Plains, NJ 07950 
Home: (973) 538-7502 


Nancy C. Bielawa '85 
Siena College 
515 Loudon Road 
Loudonville, NY 12211 
W: (518) 783-2432 

In November, the Albany Club 
kicked off the winter season with a 
reception at Schuyler Meadows Club 
with our host member, Peter G. 
Crummey '78 - both young and 
"seasoned" alumni were in atten- 
dance as well as the parents of a 
current freshman. January 21 was 
the date of our alumni Mass hosted 
by St. Pius X Roman Catholic 
Church in Loudonville. Fr. William 
Mclnnes, SJ was coming from Bos- 

ton to say the Mass, however, a bliz- 
zard clobbered Boston that day and 
kept him from driving in! Mass was 
rescheduled for Sunday, April 1 with 
a light reception afterwards - alumni, 
parents, and their families attended. 
Special thanks to Michael M. Hayes, 
BC parent and parishioner of St. 
Pius, for contacting his Pastor on 
our behalf. J. Emmett McCarthy 
'64 coordinated a day of service for 
us in May with the local chapter of 
Habitat for Humanity. Events on 
tap for summer include a boat cruise 
on the Hudson River and a possible 
golf tournament fundraiser. Our 
annual Freshmen Send-Off will be 
held toward the end of August and 
we are hoping for a good turnout, 
and good weather! Since BC is a 
quick three-hour drive from the 
Capital Region, our club will be host- 
ing a bus trip out to one of the early 
fall football games. Additional events 
and activities are on the drawing 
board for this year but in prelimi- 
nary stages! We are hoping that more 
members of our club come out in 
attendance as well as sign up to help 
get these activities off the ground. 

New York City 

Dineen A. Riviezzo '89 

551 Clinton Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11231-3305 



Richard J. Evans, Esq. '83 

201 Rutgers Street 

Rochester, NY 14607-3226 

W: (716) 238-2061 

H: (716) 473-2954 



John J. Petosa '87 
201 Wey Bridge Terrace 
Camillus, NY 13031 
W: (315) 488-4411/4311 
H: (315)487-6440 


Denis P. Dunn '88 
2181 Niagra Drive 
Lakewood, OH 44107 
H: (216) 221-1828 

Charles F. Lanzieri MD '74 
20000 S. Woodland Road 
Shaker Heights, OH 44122 
W: (216) 844-5721 


John C. Sherlock '87 

955 Hillsdale Drive 

West Chester, PA 19382-1920 

H: (610) 429-1625 

Here in Philadelphia, we like to stay 
warm each winter with a flurry of 
activities. On November 26, 2000, 
several members of the club enjoyed 
a private, guided tour of the "Van 
Gogh: Face to Face" exhibit fol- 
lowed by brunch at The Philadel- 
phia Museum of Art. Our annual 
student/ alumni career networking 
night was held at St. Joseph's Uni- 
versity on January 10. Students 
learned more about using the BC 
Career Center, as well as, the Career 
at the Merriam Theater. In March, 
we sent the year- 2000 donations 
from our club members to each of 
our four charities: Visitation BVM 
School ($450), The Romero Center 
($450), The Saint Francis Inn ($450), 
and The Pathway School ($600). On 
May 4 we held our annual golf tour- 
nament and dinner at The Ace Cen- 
ter in Lafayette Hill. • On June 21, 
we will celebrate the first day of 
summer with a Happy Hour and 
quarterly meeting at Flanigan's Boat- 
house in Malvern. We will join our 
friends in the Baltimore and DC 
clubs for a Red Sox/ Orioles event in 
August or September. They have 
also invited us to share in their tail- 
gate party before the BC/Navy foot- 
ball game in Annapolis on September 
22. As always, we welcome new 
people and new ideas. Look out for 
the "Eagle's Eye of Philadelphia" - 
our club's quarterly newsletter. 
Please call John Sherlock with any 
questions or comments at (6 1 0) 2 1 9- 

Western PA 

Brian & Suzanne Walters '92/'92 
400 Avon Drive 
Pittsburgh, PA 15228 
W(Brian): (412) 261-4774 


Lisa King '81 

H: (401) 885-9224 



Christine M. Horstman '92 
6810 Northwood Rd 
Dallas, TX 75225 
H: (214) 739-7084 

So far the year is off to a great start 
for the DFW alumni club. We ended 
2000 with a holiday party hosted by 
Christi Stokes, '94, and her par- 

ents, Kathy and Bob, '64, Stokes. 

In January we held our second an- 
nual career networking night. Dom 
DeLeo from the Career Center came 
down to speak with us about career 
search resources and the on-line BC 
community. This February, close to 
seventy BC alumni, family, and 
friends attended the Mavericks v. 
Celtics game. Everyone gathered 
early at the Mavs Club for a chance 
to mix and mingle before the game. 
After the game we had the fantastic 
opportunity to meet BC alumnus 
Howard Eisley, and were surprised 
with a quick hello from Mavericks 
owner, Mark Cuban. Finally, for the 
first time ever, the club entered a 
float and marched in the Greenville 
Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade. 
Special thanks goes to Kieran 
McGeady, '80, for his dedication to 
organizing this event. We're look- 
ing forward to our annual summer 
send-off for entering freshmen and 
their parents. Thanks to Janet 
Sheppard, mother of James, '02, 
our club has a Web site. Visit us at 


Daniel C. Wassel '88 
2127 33rd Avenue West 
Seattle, WA 98199-3964 
H: (206) 282-4992 


Andrew C. Docktor '86 
1916 A.N. Bartlett Ave. 
Milwaukee, Wl 53202-1426 
W: (414) 374-5054 
H: (414) 223-484 

The Wisconsin Club has had a busy 
slate of events during the early 
months of 2001 . We started the year 
off with an Alumni Career Night for 
current students and young alumni. 
The Beanpot championship was cel- 
ebrated by a group of loyal fans in 
early February, and our men's hockey 
and basketball teams charge for their 
respective National Championships 
were also supported by the club at a 
Milwaukee watering hole. Book 
Awards honoring state high school 
students were reestablished, and pre- 
sentations were made in May. Fi- 
nally we continue to co-host events 
with the local Holy Cross and 
Georgetown alumni clubs despite 
their poor table manners and em- 
barrassing lack of social graces. For 
regular club communications via 
email, contact Andrew Docktor at 
his email address listed above. 


Recently deceased graduates, listed by class and month and year of death 


Jeremiah J. Sullivan, i/oi 
Joseph F Quane, SJ, i/oi 


John F. McEwen, i/oi 


Msgr. Timothy E Sullivan, 12/00 
Rev. Ernest P. Pearsall, 12/00 


James J. Fallon, Jr., 12/00 
James J. Kelley, 12/00 
Mary C. O'Connor, i/oi 


John J. Prendergast, 12/00 
George H. Murphy, 10/00 


Gerard F. Burke, i/oi 
Randyl P. Cournoyer, i/oi 
John A. Cronin, 07/00 
Dr. Paul F. Flaherty, 3/99 
Rev. John I Foley, CHC i/oi 
Paul T. Sullivan, 12/00 


John J. Daly, 12/00 
Francis H. McCabe, 9/98 
John F. Sullivan, 2/01 
Dr. William J. A. Valade, n/00 


Thomas J. Burke, 2/01 
Rev. Vincent F. Lucid, 2/01 
Leo B. Monaghan, MD, 10/00 
Gerald O'Callaghan, 2/00 


Henry T. Desmond, i/oi 
Henry A. Magno, MD, n/00 
Cornelius D. McGrath, i/oi 
John F. Zaleski, 9/00 


James Kiely, 12/00 


Henry B. McConville, i/oi 
Richard J. Roche, MD, 12/00 
Leo W. Strumski, 12/00 


William J. Amshey, n/00 
Albert M. Fiorentino, i/oi 
Joseph F. MacSweeney, 12/00 
Dr. Anthony M. Vegelante, 2/01 


Francis T. Callahan, n/99 
James F. Kiely, MD, n/00 
John E. Mulligan, i/oi 
Lawrence A. Quilty, 10/00 


John P. Allegra, n/00 
Paul F. Sweeney, 10/00 


John P. Contons, 04/98 


Edward J. Cronin, 2/01 
Thomas M. Finucane, 7/00 
Walter J. Grondalski, n/00 
Mary Anita McAlpine, SSJ, 9/00 


Charles W. Cahalane, 10/00 
Edward N. Hurley, 4/00 
Philip R. Kneeland, 10/00 
Edward R. O'Brien, 12/00 


Walter E. Clark, 12/00 
Francis J. Farrell, i/oi 
Louis J. lott, Jr., 12/00 
James F. Scanlan, 12/00 
Leo P. Waters, i/oi 


William V. Ahearn, n/00 
James J. Coffey, 7/98 
Richard F. Driscoll, 12/00 
Harold E. Folger, 2/01 
Daniel W. Fay, 12/00 
Charles T. Gillespie, 12/00 
Edward J. Keegan, 8/00 
James G. O'Brien, n/00 
Jeremiah W. Sheehan, 2/01 
John E. Walsh, 3/99 


Alfred C. Antoniewicz, 12/00 
Walter J. Avery, 12/01 
Joseph F. Canney, 12/00 
Charles R. Horton, 12/00 
Angelo W. Lamanna, 12/00 
Leo J. Leydon, 10/00 
Robert V. O'Hara, 6/99 
Francis Xavier Quinn, 12/00 


Albert J. Arsenault, Jr., n/00 
Florence J. McCarthy, 12/00 
John P. McLaughlin, 10/00 
Francis X. Monahan, io/86 
Justin E. Power, 2/01 


Joseph R. Ambers, 12/00 
Edward L. Condon, Jr., i/oi 
MaryT. Cullinane, 12/00 
Alexander A. Cwalinski, n/00 
Raymond F. Donovan i/oi 
John R. Kasper, Jr., i/oi 
William F. Middleton, 2/01 
Herbert W. McCarthy, 12/00 
Joseph V. Riley, i/oi 


Marargarite C. Cooney, n/00 
Alan M. Devaney, 9/99 
Jeremiah J. Goulding, 12/00 
J. Colin Lizotte, n/00 
Yolanda M. Malzone, 8/00 
Carole J. McKinney, n/99 


Mark A. Breen, 3/99 
James E. Hiney, n/00 
Sr. Bemadette Pelletier, n/00 
Charles F. McCain, 12/00 


Dennis M. Aresta, i/oi 
Arthur W. Kirby, n/00 
Paul T. Leahy, n/00 
John F. McCarthy, 12/00 
Lawrence S. McLay, n/00 
Sr. Julienne O'Rourke, i/oi 


Joseph Celata, i/oi 
John J. Cogavin, n/00 
James D. Comber, i/oi 
John J. Goonan, i/oi 
Francis M. McManus, 12/00 
Ruth A. Muldowney, n/00 
Frank J. Nicolazzo, 10/00 
Patricia A. Rose, 05/99 


Rev. John D. Crowley, n/00 
Daniel W. Doherty, 2/01 


Robert A. Dumas, 9/00 
Anthony D. lannuccillo, 12/00 


Doris Benoit, n/00 
Edward F. Driscoll, 1/01 


Joseph D. Bermingham, 10/00 
Paul J. Hurley, i/oi 


Augustine Jos Broussard, 12/00 
John J. Keleher, n/00 
John W. Sullivan, jr., 12/00 
John R.Willis, SJ, i/oi 


George C. Dery, i/oi 
Sheldon S. Maron, n/00 


Rosemary Daly Flibbert, 8/87 
Daniel F. Madden, 2/01 


David P. McCreesh, n/00 


William J. Brunelle, i/oi 
Philip C. McGovern, n/00 
Norman H. Moulin, i/oi 
Rev. Peter J. O'Hara, 2/01 
Katherine T. Taft, 12/00 


Brian M. Connelly, 3/00 


Robert B. Greenberg, n/00 
Jeanne Mongeau Martin, i/oi 


Walter J Bate, 7/99 
Gregory C. Macdonald, i/oi 
Christine Stone Weeks, n/00 


Charles J. Goddard, i/oi 


Rev. James W. Clark, 12/00 
Henry L. Hmieliski, 10/99 
Gail Burns Pelletier, i/oi 


Brian J. Donovan, n/00 
Dennis P. Wolfe, 8/99 


Dr. Sumner D. Hirshberg, 12/00 
Michael W. Muther, n/00 


Anne M. Lanning, i/oi 


Robert Wolf Cushing, i/oi 
Raymond E. Miles, 12/00 


Karen Lee Kaufman, 10/00 


Paul J. Sawtelle, 12/00 


Deborah R. Anderson, l/oo 
Patricia G. Converse, i/oi 


Jacqueline J. Sawyer, 03/99 


Reginald K. Henry, 4/98 
Joanne F. Moriarty, i/oi 


Tracey Blair Sadik, 07/00 


Sr. Margaret Greaney, n/00 
Thomas J. Quan, i/oi 


Charlene M. Digregorio, n/00 


Susannah Abigail Kilmer, i/oi 

List courtesy of Advancement Services, 
Office of Development. 



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The BC men's hockey team celebrates the 2001 NCAA Championship on the ice in Albany, New York. Ever low-key, Coach Jerry York '67 is barely 
visible in the back row, hatless, just to the right of center. Photo by John Quackenbos. 

This much we know: 
The Jerry York 
era has arrived 



If you get to the Kelley Rink in Conte Forum a few min- 
utes before the BC hockey team turns out for practice, 
the air is cold, the lights shockingly bright. The only 
sound comes from up near the ceiling, a steady fluores- 
cent hum. All of the 8,000 or so seats in the house are 
empty. From the rafters hang rows of championship ban- 
ners and retired jerseys. The ice, freshly passed over by 
the Zamboni, is unblemished, luminescent. It beckons. 

As the players arrive, in full gear and color- 
coded practice jerseys, a few skate languorously on 
their own, noodling around with pucks, unloading 
a shot or two at an empty net, fussing with the tape 
on their sticks. Others, in pairs and small groups, 
begin to dart about playfully, swooping across the 
ice, passing pucks back and forth. Here and there 
they stop abruptly — and then they're off again, 

working on their stick-handling, trying out fakes, 
and taking shots. Scores of pucks litter the ice. A 
few clusters of players lean idly against the boards, 
and every so often a teammate glides over, coming 
to a halt with a spray of ice. There's banter, laugh- 
ter, and a powerful sense of virtuosity only slightly 

Before long close to 30 people are on the ice. 
Players and coaches and pucks move about in every 
direction, at every speed. The air reverberates 
arrhythmically with the clack clack clack of sticks on 
ice, pucks against boards. And then Coach Jerry 
York — skating along the boards in a baseball cap, 
sweats, and a crimson BC windbreaker — sounds a 
whistle. The players merge into a collective sprint 
around the outside of the rink. For a second, an eerie 
silence seems to hang in the air. Then, as the skaters 
pick up speed, there comes a ghostly whoosh. 

Jerry York came tO Boston College as head 
coach in 1994. BC had been a hockey powerhouse 

Left: A strategy session in the team's meeting room, prior to the 
regional tournament games. 

Below: Ice time at Conte Forum. With a watchful Coach York are 
Jeff Giuliano '02, foreground, and J. D. Forrest '04. 

As one sportswriter put it at the outset of York's tenure, "If the 
time-honored adage that adversity builds character is true, BC 
fans entered this season with quite enough character, thank you. 
Can we please start having some fun?" 

under the legendary watch of John ("Snooks") 
Kelley (1932-42; 1946-72) and Len Ceglarski 
(1972-92), but by the. early 1990s the team was 
struggling. In two seasons under Steve Cedorchuk 
(1992-94), the Eagles won only 24 of 74 games. 
They suffered embarrassing tournament defeats — 
when they managed to qualify at all. There was a 
scholarship scandal. Cedorchuk was fired, and the 
Boston Bruins' Mike Milbury arrived as Cedor- 
chuk's replacement — only to flee shortly thereafter, 
without coaching a single game. As one sports- 
writer put it at the outset of York's tenure, "If the 
time-honored adage that adversity builds character 
is true, BC fans entered this season with quite 
enough character, thank you. Can we please start 
having some fun?" 

Nobody would think of asking that question 
now. By early March of this year, as the postseason 
National College Athletic Association (NCAA) 
tournament began, the Eagles were ranked second 
in the nation. They had scored more goals per 
game than any other team in the country. They had 
just decisively beaten their archrival, Boston Uni- 
versity, in the Beanpot tournament. They had easi- 
ly won the regular-season Hockey East tide; they 
had won the Hockey East tournament for the third 
time in four years; and they were headed, for the 
fourth straight year, to the Frozen Four — the 
NCAA tournament games that start with the semi- 
finals and end in a championship. 

The individual accomplishments were adding 
up, too. The star attraction was the team's captain, 
the senior forward Brian Gionta. A small, explosive, 
and astonishingly versatile player, Gionta had al- 
ready become BC's all-time leader in goals scored, 
hat tricks scored, shorthanded goals scored, goals 
scored in a single period, and goals scored in a sin- 
gle game. He had been named the Hockey East 
player of the year, had been nominated for the third 
year in a row as a finalist for the Hobey Baker 
Award (a sort of national MVP pronouncement), 
and was a co-winner of the Walter Brown Award 

(for the best American-born college hockey player 
in New England). In January, in a dizzying perfor- 
mance against the University of Maine, he had 
scored five goals in a single period — a modern-day 
NCAA Division I record. 

Gionta was by no means the only story. Senior 
Bobby Allen, one of the team's assistant captains, had 
been named the best offensive defenseman in the 
Hockey East league. The team's other assistant cap- 
tain, senior Mike Lephart, had been named the 
league's best defensive forward. Freshman forward 
Chuck Kobasew had been named the Hockey East 
rookie of the year. Kobasew was the team's second- 
highest scorer, and Ben Eaves, another freshman, led 
the team in assists. The team's eight freshmen, in 
fact, had combined to register a third of the team's 
goals and points. 

Jerry York wasn't having a bad year either: he 
had coached his 600th victory, had moved up to 
sixth on the all-time win list for college hockey 
coaches, and had been selected as the ice hockey 
National Coach of the Year for 2000 by the U.S. 
Olympic Committee. 

But in March, with the NCAA tournament 
looming, nobody involved with BC hockey was 
dwelling much on past honors. Twice in the three 
preceding years the Eagles had played in the cham- 
pionship game, only to suffer heartbreaking de- 
feats — first, in 1998, to the University of Michigan, 
3-2, in sudden death overtime, and then, in 2000, 
to the University of North Dakota, 4-2. In 1999 
they had lost to Maine in the semifinals, again in 
sudden death. 

The Eagles, in fact, had a disappointing, if dis- 
tinguished, history — not unlike that of the Boston 
Red Sox — of almost going all the way. Between 
1950 and 1994, when Jerry York arrived, they had 
played in the Frozen Four 1 1 times without once 
managing to win a national championship. Invari- 
ably, the teams were strong, and BC regularly tun- 
neled players into the professional National 
Hockey League (among them, recently, Jeff Farkas, 

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Steve Heinze, Brian Leetch, Marty Reasoner, and 
Kevin Stevens), but for the long-suffering support- 
ers of BC hockey, that just wasn't enough. The Ea- 
gles had taken the title once, in 1949, when they 
beat Dartmouth College, 4-3, but that was ancient 
history. Sensing a sore spot, fans of opposing teams 
had in recent years devised a simple and effective 
way to taunt BC during tournament play: they 
jeered, "1949! 1949!" 

To say that Jerry York's life has been 

touched by Boston College would be an under- 
statement. Born in 1945, he was raised in Water- 
town, four miles from the Heights, and graduated 
from Boston College High School in 1963. He was 
a standout hockey player in high school and went 
on to play at BC, where (like Brian Gionta) he 
made a name for himself as a fast, highly skilled 
player; set a league record by scoring five goals in a 
single game; became one of the school's all-time 
leading scorers; was elected captain; was voted an 
Ail-American; won the Walter Brown Award in 
1967, his senior year; and played on the losing side 
in the NCAA final (in 1965). 

York studied business administration as an un- 
dergraduate and initially wanted to be a trial lawyer. 
"But after I graduated," he says, "I changed my 
mind. I thought I might like to work in education, 
be a guidance counselor." In pursuit of that goal, he 
returned to BC and completed an MA in education. 
In 1969, while York was working as Coach Snooks 
Kelley's graduate assistant assigned to intramurals, 
Len Ceglarski, then head coach at Clarkson Uni- 
versity in upstate New York, called Kelley looking 
for an assistant. Kelley suggested York. 

So began the career of one of the most success- 
ful college hockey coaches of all time. York suc- 
ceeded Ceglarski at Clarkson in 1972 (when 
Ceglarski moved over to BC); at 26, he was the 
youngest head coach in the nation. In 1979 he 
moved to Ohio to be the head coach at Bowling 
Green, and over the course of the next 1 5 seasons 
his teams qualified for the NCAA tournament six 
times, winning a national championship in 1984. 

At the age of 55, Jerry York has a slender build 
that seems more a runner's than a hockey player's. 
He's clearly still very fit. He dresses crisply, 
whether he's in a coat and tie for a game or just 
practice sweats. He's got a head of short, neatly 
groomed silver hair, a ruddy complexion, and 
droopy, playful eyes. 

When I first met York, this past March, he 
beamed me a huge smile, grabbed my arm with one 

hand, and, in lieu of a handshake, gave me a thwap 
on the back with his other hand. Guiding me by the 
arm into his office, he told me what an exciting 
time it was for the team. I started to ask a hockey 
question, but he gently cut me off. "What about 
you?" he asked. "Tell me about yourself." 

The question wasn't at all affected. A good mea- 
sure of York's success as a coach seems to come 
from his unassuming nature. He's approachable. 
He pays respectful attention. Players, assistant 
coaches, office support staff, University officials, 
fans, members of the press — all get the smile, the 
thwap on the back, the sense of personal connec- 
tion. "He's a gentleman, on and off the ice," I was 
told by Bill Cleary, who for years coached the Har- 
vard hockey team against BC. Everybody I talked 
with about York echoed that sentiment. 

I asked York about his coaching style. "We play 
a pressing, on-the-puck kind of game," he said. 
"We work on old-fashioned discipline and funda- 
mentals." Later he added, "More than anything, 
you know, coaching is a people job. It really is. 
What we try to do is establish a whole hockey cul- 
ture, a family atmosphere where players and man- 
agers are all brought together and where every day 
on the job is a feel-good day. That's what you need 
for success on a continual basis." 

A few days later I turned up at the Eagles' lock- 
er room to watch a practice. In the entryway, awash 
in the spotlight of a Channel 7 camera, stood Brian 
Gionta. A young reporter held a mike up to Gion- 
ta's face and was peppering him with questions; 
standing at attention, Gionta answered with the 
studied earnestness of a pro athlete, as other play- 
ers brushed quietly past. On a coffee table in the 
team's meeting room was an article from that day's 
Boston Globe ("BC Hockey in Pursuit of Final 
Goal"). Playing on a big TV near the door was a 
videotape of the Fox sports channel's coverage of 
the March 17 Hockey East championship game, 
between BC and Providence College. Players 
lounged around in armchairs, watching the screen 
with amused detachment. At the back of the room, 
sitting with his father and quietly taking in the 
scene, was a visiting high school recruit dressed in 
jeans and a T-shirt — only a junior but already a top 
prospect. Next door, in the locker room, players 
were changing into shorts and T-shirts. 

With the tact and grace of a diplomat at a cock- 
tail party (but wearing gray sweats, a gray T-shirt, 
and running shoes), Coach York moved from room 
to room, joking with the players in his healthy 
Boston accent; conferring with the assistant coach- 

28 SPRING 2001 

es; consulting with the equipment manager and the 
trainer; introducing members of the press to his 
players; stopping to explain to the high school re- 
cruit how practices are run; chatting with the Zam- 
boni driver. But as he socialized, he was also quietly 
and expertly drawing his players and coaches into 
the players' lounge for his pre-practice talk. The 
subject that day: the Frozen Four. 

The Eagles traveled tO Albany on Thurs- 
day, April 5, for their NCAA semifinal game, 
against Michigan, the nation's fifth-ranked team. 
Earlier in the day fourth-ranked North Dakota, 
who had defeated BC for the championship the year 
before, had upset top-ranked Michigan State, 2-0. 
The games were played in the 10-year-old Pepsi 
Arena, in the heart of downtown Albany. All 17,500 

Right: On April 9, 2001, before some 4,000 fans who turned out 
in Conte Forum to celebrate the championship season, Bobby 
Allen '01 hoists the NCAA trophy. Fellow assistant captain Mike 
Lephart '01 looks on. 

Below, from left: Dan Sullivan '01, Krys Kolanos '03 (second row), 
Scott Clemmensen '01, Bobby Allen '01, Mike Lephart '01, Ben 
Eaves '04 (second row), captain Brian Gionta '01, and Brooks Or- 
pik '02 watch season highlights on the big screen in Conte Forum. 

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seats were sold out. At opposite sides of the stadium 
sat large blocks of BC and Michigan fans, chanting 
and swaying and generally abuzz. The BC side was 
a sea of gold — T-shirts of gold, faces painted gold, 
even the occasional head of hair dyed gold. Giant 
foam "We're No. 1" hands bobbed up and down in 
the crowd. Both schools' pep bands kept the noise 
level jacked high. 

Up in the rafters were banners for every team 
that has won an NCAA hockey championship. 
Michigan's banner was crammed full of dates, in- 
cluding 1998, when its team had beaten BC in 
overtime. The Wolverines had won the tournament 
nine times, more than anybody. North Dakota had 
seven dates on its banner, including 2000, when its 
team had beaten BC. In contrast, the BC banner 
was a forlorn sight, bearing only one date: 1949. 

For much of the game against Michigan, the Ea- 
gles dominated, and by the middle of the second 
period they led 3-0. But then Michigan scored — 
and early in the third period they scored again. 
With only a minute left to play, and the game at 
3-2, the Wolverines pulled their goalie, put in an 
extra forward, and made a final push to tie. For a 
nerve-wracking 40 seconds, Michigan's players 
pressured BC furiously — until, with 20 seconds to 
go, BC's Ben Eaves intercepted the puck and slid it 
halfway across the ice into the open Michigan goal. 
Game over. Next up would be North Dakota and 
the championship match. 

A good way of registering the tension 

level at a hockey game is to watch the bench. Dur- 
ing a game, the players sit and the coaches stand be- 
hind them. At crucial moments, the players all 
stand, straining their necks to see what's happening 
on the ice. If things get really tense, the coaches 
hop up onto the bench, to see over the players. 

You'll rarely find Jerry York up on the bench. Al- 
ways dressed impeccably for games — in a smart 
coat and tie, with a pen tucked tidily into his coat's 
breast pocket — he watches the action unfold with- 
out much display of emotion. With his arms folded, 

Above: Jim Fitzgerald '49 acknowledges applause at the Conte 
Forum celebration on April 9. His winning goal in the Eagles' 4-3 
victory over Dartmouth College in 1949 secured BC hockey's only 
prior national championship. 

Left: Since 1995, the Eagles have been collecting a souvenir of 
each victory on the road — a puck from their opponent's school 
with the date of the game and the final score added in gold ink. 
After learning of the practice, some teams have become reluctant 
to let BC take a puck home. 

Up in the crowd that Saturday night, deep in a sea of BC fans, a 
student held aloft a sign that read, "Every game is payback time — 
Maine, Michigan, North Dakota." 

he sways a bit from side to side, every now and then 
stroking his chin or shooting a glance up at the 
clock. From time to time he pages carefully 
through a blue spiral notebook and jots down a few 
words. Whenever there's a pause in play, he crouch- 
es behind the players on the bench and speaks qui- 
etly, delivering a few thwaps on the back. If things 
heat up, he might run his hand quickly through his 
hair. The only time he is likely to stand on the 
bench is in the late stages of a very close game — 
during a dangerous breakaway, say. 

In this year's final against North Dakota, York 
was on and off the bench almost from the outset of 
the game. 

Up in the crowd that Saturday night, deep in a 
sea of BC fans, a student held aloft a sign that read, 
"Every game is payback time — Maine, Michigan, 
North Dakota." Maine had beaten BC in the 
Frozen Four in 1999, and this year BC had paid 
them back, in the quarterfinals. Michigan had beat- 
en BC in 1998; this year BC had paid them back, in 
the semifinals. Now, surely, it was North Dakota's 
turn. And, for most of the game, victory did seem 
inevitable. After a scoreless first period, Chuck 
Kobasew scored a power-play goal five minutes 
into the second period, and Mike Lephart followed, 
not long after, with a wrist shot from the right side. 

With just over four minutes to go in the game, 
however, things started to go badly wrong. BC was 
called for having too many men on the ice. The 
penalty gave North Dakota a one-man advantage, 
and, with nothing to lose, North Dakota's coach 
Dean Blais decided to pull his goalie, thereby giv- 
ing his team a temporary six-on-four advantage. 
Suddenly the ice was swarming with green jerseys. 
North Dakota quickly managed to get a shot on 
goal — and scored. The North Dakota fans roared 
with delight. Blais put his goalie back into the net 
until the one-minute mark, and then, with the score 
still 2-1, he pulled him again. Incredibly, improba- 
bly, with just over 30 seconds left, North Dakota 
scored again. The game would go into sudden- 
death overtime. 

In the press area, as the Zamboni cleaned the ice 
and the teams regrouped in the locker rooms, the 
newspaper reporters were visibly flustered. The 
stories they had been readying, about BC's relent- 
less march to victory, were suddenly useless. A re- 
porter for the Boston Globe tapped nervously at his 
laptop's delete key. He thought for a few seconds 
and then typed a new lead: "Hold that euphoria." 

Sudden death: In the first minutes, North 
Dakota twice had a breakaway and a chance to put 
the game away, but BC's goalie Scott Clemmensen 
managed a pair of saves — one a deflection with his 
leg pad, and the other a stop with his glove — that 
kept the Eagles alive. And then, almost before any- 
body knew it was happening, BC's Krys Kolanos 
took a pass on the left side at North Dakota's blue 
line, moved past a defender, and was racing, alone, 
toward the North Dakota goal. He deftly pulled the 
puck leftward across the mouth of the net, got the 
goalie off-balance, and, at close range, flicked a 
wrist shot into the right corner of the net. 

It was over. The BC players poured over the 
boards and onto the ice to mob Kolanos. NCAA of- 
ficials began scooting an awards table out onto the 
rink. Photographers, TV cameramen, and inter- 
viewers followed, shuffling about in street shoes as 
they tried to chase down BC's exultant players, 
most of whom were either entangled in a sprawling 
team hug or skating around in circles, pumping 
their fists in the air. The ice was littered with hel- 
mets, sticks, and gloves. North Dakota's players, 
stunned, stood or knelt along the sidelines. Up in 
the press area, the Globe reporter quickly erased 
"Hold that euphoria" and typed a new lead: 
"Catharsis was unimaginably sweet." 

At the BC bench, far from the action, Jerry York 
exchanged a brief, joyful hug with his assistant coach- 
es. Then he pulled away. He ran his hand through his 
hair, adjusted his tie, and tapped his pen down into 
his pocket. For a brief, solitary moment he surveyed 
the mad scene. Everything was in order. Smiling, he 
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REFLECTIONS ON WOMEN, What is absolutely clear in these 

FREEDOM, JEWS, SOCIAL earr 7 Y ears °f tne 21st century is 

that Pope John Paul II is the most 

influential religious figure of our 

time, and probably of modernity. Since his election in 1978, he has 

conspicuously led the Roman Catholic Church in its efforts to 

comprehend and interpret every significant issue of post-modern 

life, ranging from the broadly political to the intensely personal. 

His encyclicals, papal appointments, diplomacy, and personal 

charisma have shaped the Church and Catholic believers. 

He is also famous, and famously influential, beyond Catholicism, 

continuously visiting the world — visible not just on the balcony of 

St. Peter's, but in his pope-mobile, on countless jet ways, in the 

Yankee Stadium outfield, and at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. 

Add to this reach his best-selling books, televi- 
sion and radio broadcasts, and the Holy See's Web 
site, and John Paul's effect becomes immeasurable, 
and immeasurably complex. 

The late Jonathan Kwitny of the Wall Street 
Journal, for example, saw Pope John Paul II as a lat- 
ter-day Gandhi, a nonviolent revolutionary. Jour- 
nalists Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, in their 
book His Holiness: John Paul II and the Histoij of Our 
Time (1996), depict the pope as Ronald Reagan's 
coconspirator in a "holy alliance" to bring down 
communism. Biographer George Weigel, in Wit- 
ness to Hope (1999), judges Pope John Paul II to be 
one of Catholicism's great leaders, a mystic and a 
visionary who has restored the evangelical tradition 
first laid out by Peter. Yet other observers have 

characterized the pope as a reactionary force with- 
in Catholicism, whose lengthy papacy has estab- 
lished a legacy of centralized Vatican power that is 
contrary to the long-term interests of a world 
Church and the outward-seeking spirit of the Sec- 
ond Vatican Council. 

John Paul's enduring legacy will become clear 
only in retrospect, and only after many years, but 
the pope's impact on his time is a living phenome- 
non. In an effort to elucidate the complex relation- 
ship between John Paul II and his various global 
audiences, Boston College Magazine asked a handful 
of observers — a rabbi, a Jesuit, a feminist scholar, a 
political scientist, a Catholic journalist — to examine 
his papacy from their respective vantage points. 
Their considerations follow. 

John Paul II, St. Paul's Square, Christmas 1982. 







John Paul II is an ambiguous figure from the 
standpoint of women. To many Americans, he is 
best known for his refusal to admit women to the 
ordained ministry, his refusal to recognize so-called 
reproductive rights ranging from contraception to 
abortion, and his idealization of women as mothers. 
Yet he is also the author of the 1995 "Letter to 
Women," which praised "the great process of 
women's liberation" and mandated equality for 
women in family, work, and political society. 

A few years ago, I experienced the pope's un- 
doubtedly sincere but possibly mixed views of 
women firsthand. In 1997, 1 was invited to a confer- 
ence at the Vatican on "Women's Health Issues." 
The fact that the health issues covered were all about 
reproduction (breast cancer was not on the agenda, 
nor was heart disease or osteoporosis) exemplifies the 
Catholic tendency still to see women largely in terms 
of sexual identity. Not surprisingly, the anti-contra- 
ception, pro-life agenda was more in evidence than 
advocacy for women's health as a human right, and 
representatives of different points of view often 
seemed to be talking past, rather than with, one an- 
other. Still, John Paul's willingness to engage new 
viewpoints may have been signaled, if rather enig- 
matically, at a private audience he gave us in a chapel 
next to his apartments. After reading some prepared 
words of thanks in English, he set aside his papers 
and stood up from his chair. Looking straight at us, 
he pointed emphatically at himself, and twice pro- 
claimed, "Papa feminista!" His audience smiled and 
nodded politely, covering for the moment reactions 
that may have ranged from shock to incredulity. 

If feminism implies a commitment to the equality 
of the sexes, John Paul qualifies as a feminist, at 
least in principle. The pope has provided much 
needed moral leadership by speaking against the 
degradation of women and the violence toward 
them that are still common globally. 

But if feminism also requires a critical approach 
to gender, a "hermeneutic of suspicion" aimed at all 
social institutions that privilege one sex over the 
other, then John Paul misses the mark. His com- 

mitment to the dignity of women stands in great 
tension with his insistence that women preserve 
their "femininity" by nurturing characteristics that 
suit them best for their greatest fulfillment, the 
motherly role. Moreover, the "feminist" pope has 
helped to put in place an ecclesiastical bureaucracy 
that is not always open to the gifts and insights of 
women, or, in fact, to any serious challenges to ex- 
isting Church practices and lines of control. 

In the pope's vision, women are possessed of a 
"feminine genius" that, in the words of his 1988 let- 
ter Mulieris dignitatem ("On the Dignity and Voca- 
tion of Women"), makes them by nature especially 
sensitive to the needs of other human beings and 
more suited than men to make a "gift of self ' to oth- 
ers. This hypothesis is anchored in a theory of male- 
female complementarity. John Paul sets women's 
maternal characteristics off against contrasting qual- 
ities of men, most notably the male ability to repre- 
sent the male Christ through priestly ministry and 
the sacrifice of the Mass. But it may be a disservice 
to men to suggest that Christlike virtues such as 
compassion and self-sacrifice are less available to 
them than to the opposite sex, and a disservice to 
women to focus on their physiological dissimilarity 
to Christ rather than on their spiritual and moral 
imitation of him. 

To the pope's credit, he has not drawn strong 
contrasts between male and female roles in other 
areas. In fact, in his 1981 discourse on the family, 
Familiaris consortio ("On the Family"), he insisted 
that "it is important to underline the equal dignity 
and responsibility of women with men," asserting 
that this equality "fully justifies women's access to 
public functions." In his "Letter to Women," writ- 
ten in anticipation of the 1995 United Nations Bei- 
jing Conference on the status of women, John Paul 
thanked women for their work in the economic, so- 
cial, political, cultural, and artistic spheres. He even 
apologized for the complicity of Church members 
in the oppression of women (without, however, ac- 
knowledging that the institutional Church bears 
any responsibility for sexism). He called for equal 
pay for equal work, fairness in career advancement, 
and equal rights of spouses in the family. 

34 SPRING 2001 


What the pope has never explicitly acknowledged 
is that success in all these areas requires women's de- 
velopment of qualities that traditionally have been 
encouraged more for men, including leadership, ini- 
tiative, courage, reasoning ability, and self-assertive- 
ness. Women's success will also demand structural 
changes that allow women and men to take more co- 
operative approaches not only to the workplace but 
to their shared family and domestic responsibilities. 
As many feminists have pointed out, true equality of 
the sexes requires deep changes in the way we view 
not only politics, economics, and work, but also sex- 
uality, marriage, parenthood, and the social mean- 
ings of "femininity" and "masculinity." 

So how will Pope John Paul II, the self-pro- 
claimed papa feminista, be remembered? Fairness 
requires that we place him in context. The pope was 
formed in an Eastern European culture prior to Vat- 
ican II and the women's movement. Against this 
background, his teachings about women are re- 
markably positive, even revolutionary. Only a gen- 
eration or two ago, Catholic popes and bishops were 
telling women that they were less rational and com- 
petent than men, subordinate to men even in the 
family, and that women had no right even to govern 
their own financial affairs. 

We must remember, too, that the pope's defense 
of women strikes relatively privileged woman in the 

Left: Police confront Solidarity demonstrators during John Paul's 1987 visit 
to Poland. Right: Protests by conservative Hindus resulted in empty stadi- 
um seats during the pope's 1999 visit to India. 

United States in a different way than it does the 
millions worldwide who have little or no control 
over their sexual and reproductive lives and take for 
granted their economic and domestic subordina- 
tion to men. While John Paul's vision of women 
lags behind the trend toward gender equality in 
modern cultures, he still has moved an essentially 
conservative institution toward an unprecedented 
endorsement of "women's liberation." He has writ- 
ten more in defense of women's dignity and equal- 
ity than any other pope. Pope John XXIII 
empowered the laity by convening Vatican II, but 
John Paul II is the first pope to hear — and begin to 
respond to — the feminist message. 

Lisa Sowle Cahill is J. Donald Monan Professor of 
Theology at Boston College. 

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When people can buy and sell commodities freely 
and vote for candidates of their choice, it will not 
be long before they want some say in shaping the 
moral rules designed to govern their conduct. In 
Europe and North America, one of the most signif- 
icant developments of our time has been the emer- 
gence of the idea of moral freedom. Say what you 
will about it — some celebrate the idea as the tri- 
umph of personal liberation, while others condemn 
it as relativism gone amok — moral freedom has 
considerable appeal in societies where personal dig- 
nity and political equality are deeply valued. 

In his 1993 encyclical Veritatis splendor ("The 
Splendor of Truth") and in many of his other teach- 
ings, John Paul II has restated a way of thinking 
about morality and freedom that runs significantly 
counter to the modern temperament. The answer to 
the question "What is evil?" cannot, he insists, be 
found by transforming the question into "What do I 
think is evil?" Instead, the pope asserts, there are 
universal, binding truths that permit no exception. 
Freedom therefore does not consist in efforts to es- 
cape from the moral law; true freedom involves the 
recognition that a life led in accordance with the 
moral law expands our humanity by holding out the 
correct standards to which we ought to aspire. 

As general and relatively abstract injunctions, 
appeals to moral truth are indeed compatible with 
freedom. But when linked to specific acts such as 
birth control or divorce, they will at times be inter- 
preted as restraints on the freedom of people to 
choose what, after considerable reflection, they 
think is best for themselves. By insisting on the 
binding character of the Church's teachings on 
matters involving the body, the pope has placed 
those who consider themselves good Catholics, but 
who also think of themselves as modern people, in 
the difficult position of possibly disobeying an au- 
thority they believe to be legitimate. 

There are, nonetheless, occasions when appeals 
to eternal truths, even when combined with refer- 
ences to specific everyday acts, can inspire and in- 
struct. The pope's opposition to communism offered 
such occasion, and it is in this arena that John Paul 
II's legacy will most be felt. In the 1980s, Polish 
workers, first in Gdansk and then throughout the 

country, repeatedly went on strike to demand gov- 
ernment reform. Supporting their efforts, the pope 
in October 1988 addressed the European Parliament 
in Strasbourg. No longer should we speak of "West- 
ern" and "Eastern" Europe, he proclaimed; all of 
Europe consisted of one culture because all of Eu- 
rope had been influenced by the Christian faith. The 
real split in Europe, he said, was between two differ- 
ent conceptions of humanism. In one version, indi- 
viduals were conceived of as radically autonomous. 
In the other, the "source of true freedom" lay in 
"obedience to God." In countries such as Poland 
that were struggling for their freedom, it would be 
wrong to attribute the power of revolutionary move- 
ments to secularism. Poles, like so many Eastern Eu- 
ropeans, were appealing to transcendental ideals of 
conscience that he saw as rooted in Christianity. 

Appeals to timeless conceptions of freedom have 
their greatest power when directed toward people 
living with relatively little freedom, just as appeals 
to moral truth inspired those forced to live with the 
untruths of communism. So corrupt had the com- 
munist regimes become that they most likely would 
have fallen even without John Paul's intervention. 
But it is difficult to imagine that the revolutions of 
1989 would have been so inspirational had not the 
Polish pope been there to define their meaning. 

The revolutions of 1989 gave the people of 
Eastern Europe political freedom, and long-sup- 
pressed demands for economic freedom quickly 
followed. Envy of Western standards of consump- 
tion surely had as much to do with shaping the new 
Poland and Czech Republic as did the Christian 
history of Europe. John Wesley once complained 
that if Methodism were successful, it would furnish 
creature comforts that would inevitably soften its 
revivalist spirit. In a similar way, the pope's insis- 
tence on timeless moral truths succeeded in creat- 
ing conditions in which people who once had little 
freedom at all would come to expect moral freedom 
as their right. 

It is not the business of the Church to soften its 
teachings in order to court popularity. But doctrine 
changes from one historical period to another, and 
even the firmest teachings require interpretation 
and, before long, beget casuistry. John Paul II will be 

36 SPRING 2001 

remembered as one of Catholicism's great prophets, 
a man willing to insist on the timeless character of 
Christian morality, whatever the consequences. 
Whether that insistence results in dissatisfaction 
with papal rigidity, as it has done in the West, or with 
great advances in freedom, as it has done in the East, 
both can be attributed to a man unwilling to tailor 

his message to fit the circumstances of the day. 

Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe is director of the 
Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at 
Boston College. In ''''Great Awakening, " an interview 
published in BCM'j- Fall 2000 issue, he discussed the 
academic aspirations of U.S. evangelical colleges. 

[ JEWS ] 

A NEW TESTAMENT by ruth lancer 

At the Vatican's Jubilee Mass of Pardon on March 
12, 2000, Pope John Paul II publicly voiced an ex- 
traordinary prayer, one of a series seeking God's 
forgiveness for Christian sins against various com- 
munities: "God of our fathers, you chose Abraham 
and his descendants to bring your name to the na- 
tions; We are deeply saddened by the behavior of 
those who in the course of history have caused these 
children of Yours to suffer, and, asking Your for- 
giveness, we wish to commit ourselves to genuine 
brotherhood with the people of the covenant." 

A hundred or even 50 years ago, no Christian 
leader would have voiced such a prayer. In contrast, 
this pope's prayer was anticipated and emulated by 
bishops and cardinals. It was recognized as consis- 
tent with his teachings, an encapsulation of his many 
statements of remorse for Christianity's long history 
of teachings and actions against the Jews. 

Two weeks later, on March 26, John Paul per- 
formed one of the most dramatic symbolic gestures 
in the postwar history of Jewish-Christian rela- 
tions. He included in his pilgrimage to the Holy 
Land a visit to Judaism's holiest site, the Western 
Wall. There he placed the text of this prayer in a 
crack between the wall's massive stones. 

Why was this gesture so powerful? When 
Christians first gained political control of 
Jerusalem in the early fourth century, they razed 
the pagan Roman temple built on the site of the 
destroyed Jewish Temple. But instead of building a 
church on that ancient site, the Christians deliber- 
ately left it in ruins, even using it as a garbage 
dump. They transferred the architectural and reli- 
gious focus of the Holy City to the sites of Jesus's 
crucifixion and entombment on the neighboring 
hilltop, building there the massive Church of the 

Holy Sepulchre. The message was clear and tri- 
umphant: Christian holiness superseded Jewish 
holiness, not just in heavenly realms but on earth 
as well. Later, the Muslim conquerors of the city in 
the seventh century added their own claims, build- 
ing the Dome of the Rock on the site of the Jewish 
Temple, thus shaping Jerusalem's skyline of rival 
domes to this day. 

For Jews, however, holiness has never left the site 
of the destroyed Temple, God's chosen dwelling 
place on earth. The western retaining wall— all that 
remained inside the city walls of the great platform 
supporting the Temple — became the place to which 
Jewish prayer was directed, whether from a distance, 
whispered at the wall itself, or in notes placed be- 
tween the ancient stones. For a pope to place his writ- 
ten prayer among the petitions of devout Jews was an 
acknowledgement, with the strongest of gestures, 
that the Catholic Church understands Judaism's 
covenant with God to be eternally valid and that 
Jewish routes to holiness are indeed sacred. 

This was revolutionary. From the first-century 
composition of the New Testament until the latter 
half of the 20th century, the Church's view of 
Judaism was marked by polemical and derogatory 
language, often leading to violence. Augustinian 
doctrine taught that Jews continued to exist but 
in a degraded state only in order to bear witness to 
the fate of those who reject Christ. Not until 1965 
did the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, 
driven by reflection on the horrors of the Holo- 
caust, officially reverse this teaching of contempt. 
The Council's "Declaration on the Relation of the 
Church to Non-Christian Religions" (Nostra aetate) 
established pathways for the development of a new 
relationship between Catholics and Jews. 

BOS I ON CO) I I ■'(.!■ M \(. \/l\T 37 

Pope John Paul IPs immediate predecessors 
began implementing this new teaching, but it is his 
personal encouragement and interest that has led 
directly to the great strides forward of the past 20 
years. From childhood on, he had close Jewish 
friends; as a young man he personally witnessed the 
Nazi destruction of Poland and its Jewish commu- 
nities. Jews, for him, have faces, names, and per- 
sonalities. He speaks of Jews as brothers and sisters, 
and he considers it essential for Catholics to know 
today's Jews and Judaism, both to deepen these fa- 
milial ties and to come to a truer understanding of 

Pope John Paul IPs statements on Jews and Ju- 
daism have been collected into a substantial book, 
Spiritual Pilgrimage: Texts on Jews and Judaism 
1919-95 (Crossroad, 1995). In an introduction, Eu- 
gene Fisher, of the National Council of Catholic 

Left: World Youth Day, August 15, 2000, in Rome. Right: Congolese greet 
John Paul on his visit in 1980. 





Tjrf^ip - 

Bishops, identifies key themes of the pope's teach- 
ings. In John Paul's view Judaism has a permanent- 
ly valid covenant with God and, as such, constitutes 
a living heritage for the Church. He teaches that 
the Church must express these ideas fully in cate- 
chesis and liturgy. In reflection on issues of impor- 
tance to contemporary Jews, the pope regularly 
condemns anti-Semitism and stresses remembrance 
of the Shoah. And he teaches the Church's recogni- 
tion of the theological significance of the land and 
modern state of Israel for Jews. These understand- 
ings collectively have allowed the pope to issue a 
call for collaboration with the Jewish community 
on joint witness and social action. 

While these teachings have immense significance, 
their impact has been vastly heightened by the pope's 
gestures — even before he prayed at the Wall. Among 
these were his 1986 visit to the Great Synagogue in 
Rome, the first time a pope had ever entered a syna- 
gogue in friendship and respect, speaking by invita- 
tion of its rabbi. In 1994, John Paul accepted the 
credentials of the first Israeli ambassador to the Vat- 
ican, thus recognizing officially the deep ties be- 
tween Jews and their ancestral homeland. More 
recently, in 1998, he endorsed the Vatican's docu- 
ment, "We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah," 
calling on Catholics to examine their consciences 
and to eradicate the sinful structures of anti-Judaism 
that allowed the Holocaust and earlier atrocities 
committed against Jews to occur. 

As John Paul often notes, the process of healing 
almost two millennia of hatred is not easy. We can- 





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not simply erase the consequences of centuries of 
demonization and disrespect. Entrenched and long- 
cherished teachings continue to generate new mis- 
understandings. But the pope's words and deeds are 
inspiring other Christians to follow in his path: to 
enter synagogues in friendship, to pray at the West- 

ern Wall, and so to demonstrate their deep commit- 
ment to the process of repentance and repair. 

Rabbi Ruth hanger is an associate professor of theology 
and a founder of Boston College's Center for Christian- 
Jewish Learning. 


MEASURED STEPS bymargareto' 


During his 23 years as pope, John Paul II has com- 
piled a strangely mixed record on social justice in- 
ternationally. To many, of course, he is the ultimate 
hero of the collapse of communism in Eastern Eu- 
rope, particularly in his native Poland. Certainly 
the views he set forth in the 1988 encyclical Solici- 
tudo rei socialis ("On Social Concerns") were far 
ranging and even provocative. Still, a review of the 
past two decades shows a pope who was instrumen- 
tal in fostering some national movements for social 
justice (in Poland and the Philippines, for instance) 
while he resisted or actively thwarted others, no- 
tably in Latin America. Pope John Paul II has ob- 
served, if not a double standard on social justice, 
then a varying standard. 

The pope's actions on behalf of Poles were un- 
equivocal: His first visit home helped to rally oppo- 
sition to the communist regime, and he actively 
sought U.S. support for Solidarity, the country's 
militant union movement. But elsewhere in the 
world he has walked a fine line between mindful- 
ness of the diplomatic proprieties of his office and 
willingness to support the overthrow of oppression 
and intolerance. In the Philippines, the peaceful re- 
moval from office of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 
demonstrated that the nonviolent example of Soli- 
darity had resonance elsewhere, especially with the 
support of the Catholic community and the pope's 
personal support of the archbishop of Manila, 
Jaime Cardinal Sin. 

John Paul — and the Vatican diplomatic hierar- 
chy — reacted more critically toward revolutionary 
movements in Central and Latin America. The 
photograph of the pope wagging his finger at 
Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardinale in 1983 was widely 
interpreted as a rebuke to the priest, who served in 

the Marxist Sandinista government. That image 
could also stand as a symbol of the pope's critical 
view — along with the Vatican's — of liberation the- 
ology, whose fostering of often lay-led, localized 
"base communities," steeped in scriptural under- 
standing and devoted to redressing the woes of the 
poor, was as rooted in the experience of Central and 
Latin America as Solidarity was in Eastern Europe. 
Solicitudo rei socialis was among the first editorial 
topics I took up after becoming editor of Common- 
weal in January 1988, and I paid special attention to 
it and the reaction to it. The document tackled and 
criticized the injustices — economic, social, politi- 
created by the division of the world into two 


blocs, one communist, one capitalist, both imperi- 
alistic. Evenhanded scrutiny of the superpowers by 
a reigning pope was a radical departure, and so too 
was the analysis that took the North-South divide 
created by economic and social inequities as seri- 
ously as the East- West divide created by the Iron 
Curtain. The document also looked critically at the 
conditions that perpetuated a chronic state of un- 
derdevelopment in the third world not only in rela- 
tion to the East and West, but in light of economic 
and social divisions within third world countries 
themselves. Solicitudo even forecast the degradation 
of some countries by describing a "fourth world" 
utterly bereft of resources for development or the 
means to secure them. 

The encyclical had bite: Conservative columnist 
William Safire, writing in the New York Times (Feb- 
ruary 22, 1988), found the pope's treatment of the 
superpowers to be a species of moral equivalence 
and an unworthy attempt to curry favor with the 
third world. Hardly so, but still, John Paul was re- 
markably frank about the effects of superpower 

BOSTON < 01 I I ■(.!■ MAGAZINE 39 

competition and the arms race, and about the dire 
consequences of development in many nations, in- 
cluding urban homelessness, structural unemploy- 
ment, and mounting international debt. 

Solicitudo went so far as to speak of the "structures 
of sin" — the political and economic mechanisms 
that perpetuate social injustice. And though the 
pope duly noted that such structures were "rooted 
in personal sin," he forthrightly acknowledged that 
they "grow stronger, spread, and become the source 
of other sins." The document also acclaimed the 
growing movement for human rights. John Paul 
pointed to the economic and social inequities that 
underlay the violations of those rights in many parts 
of the world. Those violations included, in the mind 
of the pope, the unmet claims of men and women to 
"socially mortgaged" goods, that is, goods that be- 
long to all but are possessed in abundance by some 
and wholly unavailable to others. 

For a papal document, Solicitudo advanced a re- 
markably robust understanding of social injustice, 
one that seemed to call for profound change. Yet, 
finally, it did not take practical root in the Vatican 
or even in the pope's own responses to efforts at 
creating more just and equitable governments, eco- 
nomic structures, and social measures around the 
world. It seems that where movements to redress 
the social structures of sin were clearly in confor- 
mity with the pope's analysis, as in Poland and the 
Philippines, they were supported. Or when they 
were conducted in a wholly nonviolent manner, as, 
for example, in Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and 
later Slovenia, the Vatican was quick to offer recog- 

nition. (In fact, however, the quick diplomatic 
recognition by the Vatican and Germany of Croat- 
ia and Slovenia in 1992 may have helped precipitate 
the war that followed in Bosnia.) 

Where the struggle did not conform because it 
fell outside of Church influence, as in Nicaragua, or 
involved armed insurrection, as in Chiappas, Mexi- 
co, the pope seemed to actively oppose efforts at re- 
moving the structures of sin. While the Church can 
hardly be expected to endorse armed violence or 
revolutions based on Marxist analysis, nowhere do 
we see in Central and Latin America the flexibility 
and support that John Paul has shown in Eastern 
Europe and the Philippines. 

John Paul II is only human; he can do only so 
much, not just about social injustice but about the 
Vatican. The energy and intelligence he brought to 
the questions of Poland and the Philippines over- 
rode the cautious and even inertial tendencies of 
Vatican diplomacy. As recent studies of Vatican 
diplomacy in the 1920s and 1930s show, it is a diplo- 
macy primarily oriented to securing and protecting 
the rights of the Church, not protesting social in- 
justices. The pope got away with Poland and the 
Philippines because he knew better than the Vati- 
can bureaucracy and diplomatic corps; but Poland 
and the Philippines were not the rule, they were the 
exception. And Solicitudo rei socialis, which I found 
so heartening back in 1988, may prove to be a tes- 
tament to Pope John Paul IPs vision and not a blue- 
print for Vatican policy. 

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels is the editor o/Commonweal. 




LOVE AND DEATH by leon hooper, sj 

On several occasions over a 15-year period, my 
Slavic mother, Anne Savulak, announced that she 
just didn't understand her Polish pope — a statement 
usually accompanied by a sad shake of her head. 
Such announcements were all the more surprising 
after she had just finished translating something of 
his from the Polish. 

Her problem "understanding" him continued 
right through her last nine months, as she fought to 

the mat a glioblastoma. At first she greeted news of 
the brain tumor with relief. ("Oh, good. I thought I 
was going crazy") But the tumor didn't remain her 
friend for long. Soon, with her doctors, she gave it 
no quarter, giving no quarter either to anyone who 
suggested that the tumor might express God's will 
for her. A well-meaning chaplain caught not the first 
nor the last salvo of her sure assertion that being 
robbed of her fifth-grade students was not a good 

40 SPRING 2001 

Awaiting the pope in Mexico City, 1978. 

idea, that it was not worthy of God. The chaplain 
had given Anne, a teacher of religion, portions of 
Salvifici doloris ("On the Christian Meaning of 
Human Suffering"), John Paul's 1984 letter on the 
salvific aspects of suffering, to help her understand, 
in faith, the disease she fought with radium 226 im- 
plants. After stomping through the text, she an- 
nounced that dying was not salvific. Loving fifth 
graders and her husband was. And, she added, with 
specific folks in mind, so was loving one's enemies. 
Any salvation to be had was present in the loving, not 
in the suffering, was present despite the suffering. 

Not wanting to get caught in that battle, my sis- 
ter and I tried outlining for Anne secular notions of 
the normative stages of dying, including denial 
(which she was not much good at), bargaining and 
anger (which she did well), and of course accep- 
tance as a form of Enlightenment (with a capital E). 
She shot back that the mere recommendation of ac- 
ceptance was outrageous, dumb, not worthy of her 
fifth graders, and a bit cowardly. God had better 
have a smarter idea or he would hear about it from 
her. She eventually went off— in communion with 
her family and fifth graders and Slavic roots — with 
the sure and insistent knowledge that God would 
get it right somehow, that the God who touched 
her in loving would not allow that loving to die. 

Common to both my Slavic mother and our Slav- 
ic pope is a faith that our saving God can and must 
be encountered in this world of peoples and histo- 
ries, not simply within the human personal interior 
nor simply within the Church's sacraments. God 
redeems by "taking up" our social flesh — that social 
flesh in all its moral complexity. But my mother and 
the pope differ on where in the world we find the 
privileged place of God's redeeming, and herein lies 

the difficulty that Westerners (and recently East- 
erners) have in understanding and being under- 
stood by John Paul. 

John Paul privileges the cursed locations of our 
world as the places where individuals and civiliza- 
tions are specially grasped by redeeming grace. In 
Salvifici doloris he spells out a phenomenology of 
salvation in the following terms: "People who suf- 
fer become similar to one another through the 
analogy of their situation, the trial of their destiny, 
or through their need for understanding and care, 
and perhaps above all through the persistent ques- 
tion of the meaning of suffering." Suffering is first 
the solvent that strips us of that which is not of 
God, and then the metaphysical glue that binds to- 
gether all fragile human creatures. Ultimately those 
who suffer become similar to, nearly identical with, 
Christ crucified. In Christ's passion, those who suf- 
fer are transformed into the good of social, cosmic, 
divine Solidarity. Redemption finds us in our obe- 
dience to the Father's will that Christ suffer. It is 
this obedience in suffering, John Paul argues, that 
brought down communism — not any positive ac- 
tions by the Poles, or the West, or the Russian 
troops in Moscow who couldn't stomach killing 
their own. 

For both Anne Savulak and John Paul, death is 
the final and ultimate form of suffering, not a happy 
completion to a good life as in Enlightenment 
dying. (Anne's given middle name, which she joy- 
fully abandoned in marriage, was Dolores.) Cer- 
tainly for both, God is fully present in living as well 
as dying. But Anne found God especially in the 
hard work of reaching out in challenge of death and 
of all that robs us of our fellow creatures. For her, 
salvation lay in an action, an active loving that knew 
no capitulation. 

For John Paul, however, salvation lies in a pas- 
sion, an obedience that might then demand that we 
act, but is at its core a surrender to the nailed immo- 
bility of the cross. In the final reel, John Paul is sus- 
picious of Western insistence on human action that 
is not constrained by ultimate passivity, by immobil- 
ity. Anne Savulak and the West in general are suspi- 
cious of any redemption that is not at its core an act 
challenging the "natural" limits placed on loving, in- 
cluding those imposed by the nails of the cross. 

Leon Hooper, SJ, Ph.D. '83, is a senior research fellow at 
the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown 
University. He last wrote for BCM, in Winter 1995, 
about the theologian John Courtney Murray, SJ. 

BOSI ON < Dl II (.1 \1\(.\/IM 41 

Immigrant Sadie O'Connell arrives in Boston in 1921. 

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Frank McCourt's The Irish . . . And How 
They Got That Way, a pair of players speak 
briefly of the Irish male in love. "An 
Englishman who wants to propose says, 
'Darling, I love you, will you marry me?'" 
observes one to the other, who ripostes, 
"An Irishman asks, 'Mary, how would you 
like to be buried with my people?'" 

The punch line usually gets a laugh, lay- 
ered as it is with allusion to the quirkiness 
of gender relations among the Irish, their 
preoccupation with death, and the recog- 
nition that romance renders many among 
this poetic people laconic. All such sub- 
tleties were lost on a woman who saw the 
Irish Repertory Theatre perform Mc- 
Court's play in Boston and complained in 
the lobby of the Wilbur Theatre during 

intermission that the joke was "just another exam- 
ple of how women are oppressed in Irish culture." 
Irish women are powerless in this retrograde realm, 
she explained to a clutch of earnest-looking men 
and women dressed in rumpled natural fibers and 
sensible shoes. They, in turn, nodded sagely at the 
stereotype of the only major ethnic group it re- 
mains safe to caricature in polite company. 

Sexism, to be certain, flows as freely as fine talk 
and a sense of impending doom among the Irish. But 
there is much more to Mary's story. Social scientists 
describe Irish culture as matriarchal, and mothers 
hold considerable if not singular sway in Irish-Amer- 
ican families. Unmarried Irish women command far 
more respect than do unmarried women in other 
ethnic groups. Irish girls are raised to be respectable, 

responsible, resilient — and rarely 
with any expectation that they're 
going to be taken care of. For better 
or worse, there is no such thing as 
an Irish-American princess. 

"Few people realize it, [but] it 
was the women — the mothers and 
aunts, the teachers, the nuns — who 
brought the wild Irish into the 
modern world" and sustained the 
subsequent Irish rise into the mid- 
dle class, retired University of Mass- 
achusetts historian Thomas N. 
Brown has observed. The Irish 
Catholic Church's phenomenal in- 
frastructure of schools and social 
service organizations would never 
have existed were it not for the ef- 
forts of nuns, nurses, and laywomen. 
Nevertheless, most religious, 
academic, and popular chronicles 
of the Irish in America have been 
written as if females were in pur- 
dah. "There is virtually no mention 
of women in the standard texts of 
American Catholic history," notes 
Indiana University professor of re- 
ligious studies Mary Jo Weaver. In 
James Hennessey's 1981 book 
American Catholics, "fewer than 50 
of the nearly 1,300 index items 
refer to women in any way," ac- 
cording to Weaver. "In 331 pages 
of text, the material about women 
[nuns included] adds up to approx- 
imately 10 pages." A handful of 
women warrant more than a paragraph in William 
Shannon's The American Irish: A Political and Social 
Portrait (1990), mostly by virtue of their relation- 
ship to men. (There is a paragraph-and-a-half pan- 
egyric to the selflessness of Al Smith's mother, 
Catherine Mulvihill Smith, for example.) 

But just as Irish-American and Catholic histori- 
ans have failed to pay attention to Irish-American 
women because they are female, feminists and 
other "progressives" ignore them because they are 
Irish and Catholic. In academe, in particular, those 
traits are synonyms for conservative, and are there- 
fore undeserving of high-minded liberals' atten- 
tions. Yet the history of Irish women in the United 
States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a 
story of women breaking new ground. 


In late- 19th-century American theater, the stage 
Irishman's opposite was Bridget, the immigrant 
maid: a bumbling but warmhearted girl who broke 
dishes in the kitchen and variously disrupted order 
in well-appointed dining rooms and parlors of the 
Gilded Age. In a sketch that dates to the time, a 
lady of the house points out that she can write her 
name in the dust that the maid has let build up on 
the furniture. "It's a wonderful thing to have an ed- 
ucation, isn't it, missus?" Bridget replies. 

The Irish servant girl was a sociocultural phe- 
nomenon. The typical European immigrant of 
the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a single 
man or male head of household, often a tran- 
sient — a sizable number of Italians, Swedes, and 
Greeks in particular returned to their native lands. 
Most women who migrated from European coun- 
tries came as daughters and wives. Two features 
distinguished Irish immigration: It was largely 
female, and most Irish who came to the United 
States between 1850 and 1925 intended to stay. At 
the turn of the 20th century, 60 percent or more of 
the Irish who immigrated to the United States 
were single women. 

Irish immigrant women usually were young and 
unmarried; they migrated with sisters or female 
cousins or emerged from steerage alone. These 
Bridgets — and Noras and Kathleens — had no re- 
course but to find work. Their occupation of 
choice was domestic service. Household labor was 
difficult, poorly paid, and sometimes so degrading 
that most "native Americans" simply refused to 
do it, says New York University history professor 
Hasia Diner, one of a handful of social historians 
who have written about Irish women. But the 
work offered better benefits than factory work 
did, because it gave girls a place to live and regular 
meals along with their wages. In 1850, three- 
quarters of Irish immigrant women in New York 
were employed as domestic servants. As late as 
1900, some 60 percent of Irish-born women in the 
United States were "in service." These peasants' 
daughters were serving squab from Limoges china 
in Boston's Back Bay or polishing silver in Fifth 
Avenue homes. 

"In general," according to historian Lawrence J. 
McCaffrey, professor emeritus at Loyola University 
of Chicago, Irish women were "more sober and re- 
sponsible than Irish men. They saved their money, 
sending it home in the form of ship passages for sib- 
lings or in cash or bank drafts to help their parents. 
. . . And they contributed a significant amount of 
their income to the Catholic Church." 

AgneS Morleyieft County Mayo in 1904 
at age 13, because some cousins sent her an "Amer- 
ican ticket" — they paid her passage and promised 
they would help her find a job. On the boat to New 
York, she met a young man, and the two of them 
had such a grand time they agreed to meet again 
once they settled into their respective lodgings in 
Manhattan. When they docked, Agnes assured him: 
"I'll see you at Mass on Sunday." 

"Can you imagine the innocence?" marveled her 
granddaughter, Chicago public school teacher 
Mary Jo George. "She had no idea" what New York 
was like. Wide-eyed though she may have been, 
Agnes Morley made her way to Chicago, where she 
worked as a back-parlor maid in a home on Superi- 
or Street until she married Tom O'Reilly, a public 
transit worker. Like most Irish women of her era, 
she stopped working when she became a wife and 
mother, and, like all too many of her peers, she was 
widowed; her husband was killed in a train accident 
when her children were young. She took the small 
settlement she got from the transit authority and 
bought a "two-flat" on Chicago's South Side, where 
she lived with her children in one apartment and 
rented the other for income. Eventually, she remar- 
ried. She never went back to Ireland. 

Irish women immigrants left behind a mother- 
land that offered them little in the way of love or 
work. Ireland was destitute and defeated in the years 
after the Great Famine (1845^49). Marriages were 
arranged, and a system of inheritance in which fa- 
thers willed the farm to a single son and provided a 
dowry for one daughter discouraged many young 
men and women from marrying. Young men could 
still work the land, but often their unskilled sisters 
were faced with the prospect of spending their adult 
lives at home, entering the convent, or emigrating. 

Irish society paradoxically expected that women 
should be either "sweet good mothers" or "young 
women out in the world doing their duty," notes 
•Catholic University historian Timothy Meagher. 
After the famine, the constitution adopted by the 
Irish Free State forbade most married women from 
working outside the home. Girls were schooled to 
model themselves on the Blessed Virgin Mary, to 
be handmaidens and helpmates, except when duty 
called — as it often did. In that case, unmarried 
daughters were urged, if not "forced," to take jobs 
to help support the family, even if it meant travel- 
ing thousands of miles to do so. 

Contradictory demands that made economic 
sense to struggling families in 19th-century Ireland 
persisted in the New World, even as the Irish 

44 SPRING 2001 

Irish girls are raised to be respectable, responsible, resil- 
ient — and rarely with any expectation that they're going to 

be taken care of. For better or 
worse, there is no such thing 
as an Irish-American princess. 

worked their way up the socioeconomic ladder. 
According to Meagher, census figures from 1880 
and 1900 in Worcester, Massachusetts, home to a 
fairly typical Irish community, show that fewer than 
5 percent of married women worked outside the 
home but that nearly 80 percent of first- and sec- 
ond-generation single women did. 

In the great house on Superior Street, Agnes 
Morley learned how to arrange a formal dining 
room. For the rest of her life, she always put 
damask cloths and napkin rings on her own table. 
Irish servant girls gleaned a sense of social curren- 
cy along with the wages they earned in wealthy 
homes, learning what sort of books, music, and 
manners belonged in a respectable family's home — 
and, more significantly, just how much an Ameri- 
can education could buy. 

The Irish on both sides of the Atlantic put a pre- 
mium on education, for daughters as well as for 
sons. Few of Bridget's daughters worked in service; 
they were secretaries, teachers, and nurses, who en- 
tered the white-collar world a generation before 
their brothers did, according to Janet Nolan, an 
historian at Loyola University of Chicago. Most 
better-paying jobs open to women in the late 19th 
century required at least a four-year high school ed- 
ucation, and girls often stayed in school longer than 
their brothers. By 1910, one-fifth of all public 
school teachers in Northern cities — and one-third 
of those in Chicago — were Irish-American women. 
Miss Sweeneys, Miss Murphys, and Miss Sullivans 
would remain a prominent presence in urban 
school systems for decades. 

Irish women could also be found at the vanguard 
of the American labor movement in the 19th cen- 
tury. In 1867, after her husband and four small 
children died in a yellow fever epidemic, Mary 
Harris "Mother" Jones supported herself as a 
Chicago dressmaker. "Sewing for the lords and 
barons who lived in magnificent houses on Lake 
Shore Drive" while "poor, shivering wretches, job- 
less and hungry" walked along the frozen lakefront 
in sight of their windows radicalized her, she wrote 
in her autobiography, and she soon became a for- 
midable champion of the downtrodden. She once 
led a band of children to the steps of the New York 

governor's summer home on Long Island to draw 
attention to child labor practices; on another occa- 
sion, she rallied miners' wives wielding mops and 
brooms to protest conditions in the mines. 

A fabled figure who lived to be 100, Mother Jones 
is the best known of a cohort of Irish women at the 
forefront of the labor movement: teachers' union or- 
ganizers Kate Kennedy in San Francisco and Mar- 
garet Haley and Catharine Goggins in Chicago; 
Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, who was recruited by 
Samuel Gompers to be the first woman organizer of 
the American Federation of Labor; Leonora O'Reil- 
ly, who led the Women's Trade Union League's 1911 
campaign for reform after the Triangle Shirtwaist 
Factory fire, and whose public speaking skills were 
considered so extraordinary that one journalist com- 
pared her to the evangelist Billy Sunday. 

During the same period, congregations of Irish 
religious women were caring for destitute Irish im- 
migrants, sheltering the poor and nursing the sick. 
As a rule, Irish nuns did less proselytizing than or- 
ganizing. In Boston between 1850 and 1900, they 
created a veritable network of social services. Fran- 
ciscans set up a home for servant girls who were sick 
or out of work. The Sisters of Notre Dame de 
Namur ran a girls' industrial school. The Sisters of 
the Third Order of St. Francis established St. Eliz- 
abeth's Hospital for women. The Sisters of St. 
Joseph taught typing, bookkeeping, and accounting, 
and the Sisters of St. Francis ran a nursing school. 

The American Catholic Church's 1884 directive 
that every Catholic parish build and operate its own 
school required the services of thousands of teach- 
ing nuns. Catholic religious women, a number of 
them Irish, also established what Sister Karen Ken- 
nelly, president of Mount St. Mary's College in Los 
Angeles, has called the "most extensive and accessi- 
ble system of higher education in the country." By 
1918, more than a dozen congregations had opened 

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Catholic women's colleges. These included Trinity 
College in Washington, D.C., Manhattanville Col- 
lege in New York, and St. Mary's in South Bend, 
Indiana — "pioneers," says Kennelly, "in educating 
women." Today, Kennelly notes, "a disproportion- 
ate number of seats in Congress held by women are 
held by graduates of Catholic women's colleges." 

Irish-American women were also 

very active in supporting the Irish nationalist 
movement, from the time of Ireland's 1916 Easter 
Rebellion to the signing of the treaty establishing 
the Irish Free State in 1921. According to labor his- 
torian Joe Doyle's account in the 1996 book The 
New York Irish, an ad hoc group of suffragists, so- 
cialites, professional women, mothers of soldiers, 
and performers called the American Women Pick- 
ets for the Enforcement of America's War Aims 
marched on the British Embassy in Washington, 
D.C., in April 1920. The well-dressed Irish women 
"bombed" the embassy with leaflets denouncing 
Britain's military campaign in Ireland and chained 
themselves to the embassy gates, ensuring that they 
would be arrested and that their pictures and cause 
would appear on the following day's front pages. 

In the summer of 1920, the Women Pickets and 
the Irish Progressive League organized an unprece- 
dented strike on the Chelsea Pier in Manhattan to 
protest the arrests of Irish Archbishop Daniel Man- 
nix and Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney 
Irish-born New York surgeon Dr. Gertrude Kelly, 
labor organizer Leonora O'Reilly, Irish activist 
Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington, and Eileen Curran of 
the drama troupe the Celtic Players organized 
women who dressed in white with green capes and 
carried signs that read: "There Can Be No Peace 
While British Militarism Rules the World." 

Thousands joined the work stoppage directed at 
British ships docked in New York, including work- 
ers on a British passenger liner, Irish longshore- 
men, Italian coal passers, and African-American 
longshoremen. The protest lasted three and a half 
weeks. According to one newspaper account at the 
time, it was "the first purely political strike of work- 
ingmen in the history of the United States," spread- 
ing to Brooklyn, New Jersey, and Boston. 

The action didn't save MacSwiney, who died on 
the 74th day of a hunger strike in London's Brixton 
Prison. But it raised American awareness of British 
suppression of republicanism in Ireland. And it gives 
a glimpse of the will and skills and political leanings 

of a group of middle-class Irish-American women 
whose role in the fight for Irish independence is a 
missing chapter in Irish-American history. 

Viewed through the prism of today, some of these 
Irish pioneers certainly seem like feminists. It ap- 
pears, though, that only a handful of turn-of-the- 
20th-century Irish-American activists rallied 
wholeheartedly to the cause of women's suffrage: ac- 
tivists like Lucy Burns, Alice Paul's deputy in the 
American Woman's Party (who claimed to have spent 
"more time in jail than any other American suffrag- 
ist"), and Margaret Foley, known for chasing candi- 
dates opposed to voting rights around western 
Massachusetts while driving a car she called her "big 
suffrage machine." Mother Jones, by contrast, dis- 
missed the suffragists' concerns as trivial compared 
with those of industrial workers. 

Suffragism grew out of abolitionism, a movement 
that had demonstrated a strong anti-immigrant, 
anti-Catholic streak. Suffragism was "an upper-mid- 
dle-class, Protestant, Anglo-Saxon, self-conscious 
movement that didn't make a whole lot of sense" to 
Irish-American women, says the historian Janet 
Nolan. Its most visible organizers and supporters 
were well-educated, often well-to-do women whose 
families employed Irish "girls" as maids. What's 
more, some of feminism's founding mothers, includ- 
ing Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott, were ac- 
tive in the temperance movement, a reform effort 
particularly noxious to the Irish, who were so fre- 
quently the targets of 19th-century nativist Protes- 
tant social reform. The vote notwithstanding, 
feminist goals of property law reform meant little to 
women who had few tangible assets. And efforts to 
liberalize divorce laws and ease access to contracep- 
tion flew in the face of Catholic religious beliefs. 

Erin's daughters in America braved new worlds 
for their families — not for ideology but because by 
temperament and tradition Irish-American women 
did what they thought had to get done. Feminism's 
righteous rebellion against the Victorian cult of fe- 
male frailty belonged to a world that they had first 
been introduced to as handmaidens. The right to 
work, on the other hand, was no abstract ideal. It 
was part of their inheritance. 

Maureen Dezell '75 is a staff writer for the Boston 
Globe. This article is drawn from her book Irish 
America: Coming into Clover (Doubleday, 2001). 
© 2001 by Maureen Dezell. A list of further readings, as 
well as discounts on Dezells book, are available at the 
BCM Web site at 

46 SPRING 2001 



Goldman Sachs employees create scholarship fund 

Representing BC's Goldman Sachs connection are (front row, from left) David Mastrocola '83, John Powers '73, Daniel 
Holland '79; (second row) Trish Geery '94, Jennifer Ryan '94, Janice Collein 'oo, Ana Escalona MSF '00, Marlene Carva- 
jal '00, Marielle Sack '99, Kimberly Youngquist '00, Karen Chen '97, Kathleen Redgate '86, Christine Serfin '97; (third 
row) Thomas Marx '96, Bill Karpowic '88, Patrick Lawler '93, Tom Hollenberg '00, Todd Lusk '97, Keith Wargo '90, Kevin 
Davey '89, Gil Childers JD '81, Richard Van Horn '86, Chris Gaeta '95, Charles Croney '92, Andrew Pena '99; (fourth row) 
Wade Saadi '99, John Keenan '90, Brad Caswell JD '96, Paul St. Pierre '89, Ted Furrey '69, John McGuire '91, Kevin Kelly 
'00, Kane Brenan '91, Adam Karol '00, and Marco Frigeri '95. 

Four Boston College alumni 
who hold executive positions at 
the investment banking firm 
Goldman Sachs have launched 
an innovative giving program: 
a company-based scholarship 
fund. "Many of us at Goldman 
Sachs feel that our Boston 
College educations have con- 
tributed substantially to our 
professional success," said BC 
Trustee John Powers '73, one 
of the idea's originators. "We 
want to give something back to 
the University, and by pooling 
our resources we'll be able to 
make a high-profile gift that we 
hope will inspire others." 

David Mastrocola '83, Chip 
Seelig 77, Vic Simone '76, 
and Powers created the Gold- 
man Sachs Alumni Scholarship 
Program, which provides need- 
based aid to qualified students, 
after hearing President William 
P. Leahy, SJ, speak about the 
need for scholarship support. 
They decided to appeal to the 
100 BC graduates who work at 
the company, with a goal of 
raising $1 million. "We're ap- 
pealing to our colleagues' loy- 
alty to both their alma mater 
and their employer," Seelig 
said. The program asks for a 
five-year pledge of any amount, 

to be credited toward the Ever 
to Excel Campaign. Pledges 
totalling $100,000 or more en- 
title the donor to name a 
separate endowed fund within 
the Scholarship Program. 

"I'm proud of the number 
of BC alumni who are also 
doing great work at Goldman 
Sachs," said Mastrocola. "This 
scholarship program is a good 
way to strengthen our connec- 
tions with one another and 
with the University." And, 
Simone adds, "We hope it will 
motivate other alumni who 
work together to start similar 
funds at their institutions." 


Gasson Society members will join 
President's Circle donors for 
their annual dinner May 20, 2001. 
"We thought it would be fitting 
to host the University's two pre- 
mier giving societies together," 
said Gasson Society Chair Thomas 
F. Ryan Jr. '63. "Both groups 
contribute substantially to the 
direction and success of Boston 
College. It makes sense to create 
opportunities for them to get 
together to share perspectives on 
their mutual interests." For more 
information about the dinner, 
please call 1-800-743-2453. 


The 9th annual Pops on the 
Heights scholarship gala will be 
held Friday, September 28, 2001. 
The event will take place in Conte 
Forum and will include a perfor- 
mance by the Boston Pops 
Esplanade Orchestra. The West 
Point Glee Club will join the Univer- 
sity Chorale of Boston College 
under the direction of Boston Sym- 
phony associate lead conductor 
Bruce Hanmen. Call 1-800-767-5591 
for more information. 


On April 6, the National Campaign 
Committee met on campus for 
the sixth time since its inaugural 
meeting in November 1998. 
The committee heard from admin- 
istrators Frank Campanella, who 
talked about his 30 years as execu- 
tive vice president, and Helen 
Frame Peters, Dean of the Carroll 
School of Management, who 
shared reflections on her first eight 
months at the University. It was 
reported that 19 gifts of $100,000 
or more had been committed since 
the previous meeting, supporting 
financial aid, athletics, faculty 
research, and the Center for Ignat- 
ian Spirituality. 



New funding for student researchers 

Left: Michael C. Argyelen '72, P'99, 
'03. Right: Matthew J. Botica '72, 
P'oo, '03. 


Outgoing Parents' Council 
cochairs Michael C. '72 and Susan 
Argyelen P'99, '03 have passed 
the reins to former vice-chairs 
Matthew J. '72 and Christine 
Botica P'oo, '03. "Chairing the Par- 
ents' Council gave us a wonderful 
opportunity to meet and work with 
a great, dedicated group of peo- 
ple," said Michael Argyelen. 
"The Boticas put in a tremendous 
amount of time and energy as 
vice-chairs, and we look forward 
to their continued leadership." 

Jay W. Hughes '52 and his 
family have created a $100,000 
undergraduate research fund 
to support the work of stu- 
dents in the Carroll School of 

The Hughes Family Under- 
graduate Research Fund will 
provide funding for students 
who want to complete summer 
research projects. Several years 
ago, Hughes and his wife Marie 
also created an undergraduate 
scholarship fund to provide 
general tuition assistance. 

"An undergraduate research 
fund will make a tremendous 
difference in the lives of indi- 
vidual students," said CSOM 

Dean Helen Frame Peters. 
"We often see undergraduates 
who have the talent and 
motivation to do original re- 
search. Because of financial 
constraints, some of them have 
to take summer jobs, which 
takes them away from their 
academic pursuits. The Hugh- 
es Fund creates a new oppor- 
tunity for some of these 
talented students to gain sub- 
stantial research experience 
before they graduate." 

Hughes and his family con- 
ceived the research fund as 
a way to enhance their general 
scholarship fund. "This under- 
graduate research fund is in- 

tended to help students make 
the most of their education," 
Hughes said. "It goes beyond 
tuition assistance to help 
ensure that talented students 
are able to take advantage 
of all the academic opportuni- 
ties available to them. My 
family and I want to make 
a Boston College education 
as worthwhile as possible for 
motivated undergraduates." 

Hughes, retired vice presi- 
dent of Morris Alper and 
Son, is a member of the Ever 
to Excel Campaign National 
Committee. He and Marie 
are the parents of Stephen '76 
and Judith Ann '83. 


A $100,000 campaign commit- 
ment from Robert Santangelo 
'82 will be used to create a schol- 
arship fund to benefit Boston 
College athletes in any sport. San- 
tangelo is a former member of 
the University's lacrosse team and 
a partner at Off the Record Re- 
search, in Purchase, New York. 
"Playing lacrosse for BC really 
rounded out my education," 
Santangelo said. "I formed friend- 
ships and gained experiences that 
wouldn't have been possible if I 
hadn't been a member of a team. 
My goal in creating this scholar- 
ship fund," he added, "was to help 
make sure that BC students who 
want to play college sports aren't 
denied the opportunity because of 
a lack of financial resources." 


Fund benefits students from Chelsea, Massachusetts 

Eric L. Shuman 77, senior 
vice president and CFO of 
Thomson Learning, has estab- 
lished a $100,000 scholarship 
fund to support students 
from his hometown of Chelsea, 

Shuman, who now resides 
in Connecticut, has specified 
that first preference for schol- 
arship awards be given to 
applicants from the communi- 
ty, located two miles north 
of Boston, with second prefer- 
ence going to students from 
surrounding Suffolk County. 

"My years at Boston Col- 
lege were, without a doubt, 
a pivotal time in my life," Shu- 
man said. "Its important to 
me to provide the same oppor- 
tunity for an excellent education 
to others. I feel a special affinity 
to students in Chelsea who 
may be working hard, aspiring 
to come to Boston College, but 
lacking in financial resources." 

Shuman joined Thomson 
Learning in 1 994 as vice presi- 
dent and corporate controller of 
the Thomson Newspapers divi- 
sion. He began his career at 

Coopers & Lybrand, where 
he rose to general practice audit 
partner before joining Axel 
Johnson as vice president and 
corporate controller in 1992. 

"My Boston College men- 
tors — especially one professor, 
Donald White — helped me 
set myself on the right profes- 
sional path," Shuman said. "I 
received a great education and 
invaluable personal attention 
at Boston College. I want to 
make sure others can take ad- 
vantage of the outstanding re- 
sources the University offers." 

48 SPRING 2001 




"I'm a man on a mission," Tyler Jewell says. "I'm one- 
track." He says this wearing a colorful skin-tight full-body 
ski-racing suit. Jewell is a snowboarder, one of the country's 
best — not a trick jumper with a nose ring and an attitude, 
but a serious racer. And he's been traveling all over the 
world with a simple goal: to qualify for the 2002 Winter 
Olympics, in Salt Lake City. "If I work really hard at it," he 
says, "it's mine for the taking. I hope that doesn't sound 
cocky or obnoxious. I just believe in myself. I want to prove 
myself the best in the world." 

Jewell grew up outside of Boston. He started ski racing at 
age four or five, and at 10 he switched to snowboarding. As 
a teenager he practiced the sport in his spare time, without 
formal coaching, and by the time he finished high school he 
had twice placed among the top 20 in the Junior World 
Snowboarding Championships. 

Then he graduated. "I was at a crossroads," he says. 
"Snowboarding or college?" With a strong nudge from his 
parents he came to BC, where he played varsity lacrosse and 
graduated, in 1999, with a degree from the Lynch School of 
Education. For four years he essentially gave up snow- 

boarding. "Going to BC was hard," he says, "but figuring 
out how to do well academically gave me a lot of confidence. 
I realized: If I can do well in college, which I did, then I can 
do anything I want. So now I'm going after the Olympics." 

Things are looking good. Jewell is currently ranked 
fourth in the country. He'll be training all summer and try- 
ing to peak for next year's five qualifying races, from which 
three or four snowboarders will be chosen for the U.S. 
team. He's found one corporate sponsor — Welch's, the juice 
maker — and is doing everything he can to find others. (A 
year's worth of training, travel, and competition is likely to 
cost him about $30,000.) 

During the past six months, Jewell's devotion to his cause 
has taken him to competitions in Austria, Canada, Finland, 
Germany, Italy, Japan, and Sweden, and all over the United 
States. Last summer he traveled to Chile, too, and before 
that he spent several months training in Oregon, living in a 
tent and working weekends catering to make ends meet. "I 
hated that," he says, referring to the catering. "But at least I 
ate well once a week." 

Toby Lester 

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Trustee Michael F. Pr 
Kaye Studios, Inc. 


ennifer Price with University President William P. Leahy, SJ. Photograph by Mort 


University Trustee Michael F. Price has com- 
mitted to donating a combined $2 million to 
support student participation in Boston Col- 
lege's volunteer programs, subsidize student 
excursions to Boston's cultural institutions, 
and establish the Michael F. Price Fellowship 
within the Wall Street Executive Fellows 
Program. The Price Fellowship will provide 
mentoring and a full-tuition scholarship to a 
student in the Carroll School of Manage- 
ment's M.B.A program. Price's daughter, 
Jordan, is a member of BC's class of 2001.